News: Ready For More WARGAMES? Hollywood Thinks You Are...

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Movie News

With all the ongoing hoopla involving Sony and their battle with cyber-terrorists, this news couldn’t come at a more appropriate time…

Starburst has just learnt that the 1983 Matthew Broderick classic WARGAMES is the latest in a loooooooooong line of beloved flicks from our childhood to be given the remake treatment.

Seth Gordon – director of the dynamite Donkey Kong documentary KING OF KONG: A FISTFUL OF QUARTERS – has signed to helm the flick for MGM.

Oddly, we’re not experiencing the same levels of rage these announcements usually garner... controversial as this may sound, could it be that this property would actually benefit from an update? Or maybe we’ve just been so bombarded with remakes and reboots lately we no longer have the energy to muster any vitriol.

OR, perhaps it's the KING OF KONG love clouding our judgment. Yeah, we'll go with that one. Seriously guys, you have to see this movie...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMJZ-_bJKdI

And I guess it would be rude not to give the WARGAMES trailer a little love...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tAcEzhQ7oqA

Just reminded me that I need to see that movie again very soon.

We'll keep you updated on all further developments as usual, stay tuned.

What do you guys think - game on, or game over? That doesn't make much sense, sounded better in my head. Oh! Here’s a question - is there a movie out there that you’d actually 'like' to see get the remake treatment? I’ve got a few, how about you?

 


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+1 #4 Claudia Whitehouse 2011-06-30 16:12
all these eighties remakes hoping to cash in on nostalgia are fine and everything. but what are they going to do when this generation of kids grows up, if there was nothing original and all they have to be nostalgic about is remakes?
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0 #3 BILLY MORRIS 2011-06-25 15:52
Yeah I like the fact in Wargames 2, the computer Joshua is free of WOPR.

Not sure i'd want a remake as you can't bring back the 80's? Unless they recreate the era of course.

I quite like the idea of Joshua roaming free on the internet, hiding, untracable etc, and being under certain teenagers influence ridding the world of corruption.
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+1 #2 Mr Cheese 2011-06-24 12:59
Only problem I can see with this remake is that the Cold War Geopolitical situation doesn't really exist any more. Plus I sort of still love the idea of a kid nearly ending the world with a computer that's memory was smaller than your average Word doc :)
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+1 #1 Rachel Collins Barrett 2011-06-24 03:53
love king of kong, so this is exciting. also i guess this storyline will probably make a lot more sense set in a time where this stuff is actually possible. on board!
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