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BillSelfsTrophycase
06-28-2011, 08:01 PM
Bite me if repost


Global thermonuclear war is coming back to a theater near you. And, fittingly, a gamer is helping make it happen.

Deadline reports that the 1983 film ‘WarGames' is getting rebooted by MGM, who have tapped Seth Gordon -- the man behind the acclaimed video game documentary ‘The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters' -- to direct.

It's great news for fans of the original. Starring Matthew Broderick and Ally Sheedy, ‘WarGames' tells the story of a young computer geek who hacks into a government network to play some games and accidentally triggers World War III. Not only was it one of the first mainstream Hollywood hits to tap into the burgeoning field of tech hacking and online gaming (it's even been credited as the first film to reference the security term "firewall"), but it was also Broderick's first big hit, predating ‘Ferris Bueller's Day Off' by a good three years. A direct-to-video sequel was released in 2008, but count yourself lucky if you missed it.

Gordon, meanwhile, endeared himself to gamers with his breakthrough 2007 documentary about competing Donkey Kong players. His latest work, the comedy ‘Horrible Bosses', opens July 8th.

‘WarGames' joins a host of other MGM reboots being planned out, including new takes on ‘Mr. Mom.' ‘RoboCop' and ‘Poltergeist.'



http://blog.games.yahoo.com/blog/797-wargames-remake-coming-from-king-of-kong-director

:facepalm:


Quit fucking with my childhood Hollywood

rocknrolla
06-28-2011, 08:04 PM
I was thinking the same thing. But with the computer technology since then, it could have great potential.

tk13
06-28-2011, 08:06 PM
Terrible idea. The only winning move is not to play.

Dr. Facebook Fever
06-28-2011, 08:07 PM
Can't be worse than the upcoming Footloose remake which I understand will have a hip-hop feel.

:spock:

:grr:

:shake:

:doh!:

Just Passin' By
06-28-2011, 08:09 PM
Here's to your childhood! (http://www.smurfhappens.com/)

Donger
06-28-2011, 08:17 PM
CPE 1704 TKS

BigRedChief
06-28-2011, 08:39 PM
The films premise is not a real possibility now but it will be soon. Probably first in the lower tier nuclear powers then with us a few years later.

Bugeater
06-28-2011, 08:40 PM
RoboCop too? Motherfuck you Hollywood.

BillSelfsTrophycase
06-28-2011, 08:44 PM
RoboCop too? Motherfuck you Hollywood.

And Poltergeist?

JFC :facepalm:

Can Cali fall into the Pacific any sooner?

BigMeatballDave
06-28-2011, 08:49 PM
WRONG FUCKING FORUM, COCKBAG!


:)

BigMeatballDave
06-28-2011, 08:51 PM
Fuck yeah! Can't wait for Mr Mom!

teedubya
06-28-2011, 08:54 PM
I can't wait for the "Harry and the Hendersons" remake.

Crush
06-28-2011, 09:14 PM
I can't wait for the Wayne's World remake.

BillSelfsTrophycase
06-28-2011, 09:18 PM
WRONG FUCKING FORUM, COCKBAG!


:)

Go deepthroat an aids fencepost :p

Brainiac
06-28-2011, 09:18 PM
I was thinking the same thing. But with the computer technology since then, it could have great potential.
As a general rule I hate remakes. But I have to agree that technology has changed SO MUCH since the original Wargames movie that it would be interesting to see what the new movie would look like.

BigRock
06-28-2011, 09:29 PM
Mr. Potato Head.

MR. POTATO HEAD!

BACKDOORS ARE NOT SECRETS!

BillSelfsTrophycase
06-28-2011, 09:32 PM
The first game on the list

Go straight down Falken's Maze

Guru
06-28-2011, 11:40 PM
Can't wait to see how badly they fuck up Poltergeist.

Bowser
06-28-2011, 11:43 PM
RoboCop too? Motherfuck you Hollywood.

And Poltergeist?

JFC :facepalm:

Can Cali fall into the Pacific any sooner?

And Excalibur.

Hey, Hollywood! 4321

BigMeatballDave
06-29-2011, 12:54 AM
As a general rule I hate remakes. But I have to agree that technology has changed SO MUCH since the original Wargames movie that it would be interesting to see what the new movie would look like.The huge WOPR would be replaced by an iPad.

Guru
06-29-2011, 12:59 AM
The huge WOPR would be eaten for lunch by an iPad.

FYP

cdcox
06-29-2011, 01:05 AM
Anything remotely related to launching missiles is not physically connected to the internet. So Broderick and Sheedy are going to have to do hardware hacks to get into the games and won't appear as sympathetic characters at all. I don't know how feasible the original premise of the movie was in 1983, but it isn't even remotely on the edge of feasibility today. Terrible idea for a remake, as are 99% of remakes.

SnakeXJones
06-29-2011, 02:06 AM
Anything remotely related to launching missiles is not physically connected to the internet. So Broderick and Sheedy are going to have to do hardware hacks to get into the games and won't appear as sympathetic characters at all. I don't know how feasible the original premise of the movie was in 1983, but it isn't even remotely on the edge of feasibility today. Terrible idea for a remake, as are 99% of remakes. They are gonna fuck this movie all up there is some movies that are remakes getting made like the crow! No they shouldn't shit on Brandon lee legacy like that

ChiefGator
06-29-2011, 04:42 AM
Terrible idea. The only winning move is not to play.

Well played.

Over-Head
06-29-2011, 06:01 AM
Hey Hollyweird, why not do ANOTHER fucking Robin Hood while your at it :rolleyes:

Saulbadguy
06-29-2011, 06:53 AM
What's hilarious is the original Poltergeist and Robocop were cheesy as shit. Wargames was fairly cheesy as well. I think you guys should just get over the fact that these movies weren't all that great to begin with.

Deberg_1990
06-29-2011, 07:04 AM
What's hilarious is the original Poltergeist and Robocop were cheesy as shit. Wargames was fairly cheesy as well. I think you guys should just get over the fact that these movies weren't all that great to begin with.

Are you kidding me?? They are all classics and huge hits at the time. All of them hold up today.

Saulbadguy
06-29-2011, 07:17 AM
Are you kidding me?? They are all classics and huge hits at the time. All of them hold up today.

Tastes change.

Brainiac
06-29-2011, 07:30 AM
I'm with Deberg on this one. If the original movies weren't any good, they wouldn't be doing remakes of them.

Saulbadguy
06-29-2011, 07:33 AM
I'm with Deberg on this one. If the original movies weren't any good, they wouldn't be doing remakes of them.

I didn't say they sucked. They were good movies, but they haven't exactly aged well. They still aren't "bad", otherwise they wouldn't replay them on TBS/TNT/etc...

JMO.

blaise
06-29-2011, 07:40 AM
They shouldn't even bother waiting 30 years. They should just start remaking movies like 3 years after first release.
Just remake The Hangover but have it star Will Smith's kid, Tyler Perry and Justin Bieber.

Saulbadguy
06-29-2011, 07:46 AM
They shouldn't even bother waiting 30 years. They should just start remaking movies like 3 years after first release.
Just remake The Hangover but have it star Will Smith's kid, Tyler Perry and Justin Bieber.

Agreed. They'd make billions.

Dayze
06-29-2011, 08:04 AM
I still end up watching War Games when it's on TV. I could be getting ready to leave/run errands etc, and sure as hell, I'll end up watching whatevers left of it.

Saulbadguy
06-29-2011, 08:13 AM
I still end up watching War Games when it's on TV. I could be getting ready to leave/run errands etc, and sure as hell, I'll end up watching whatevers left of it.

Same here.

BigCatDaddy
06-29-2011, 08:38 AM
A Rob Zombie "Poltergeist" might peek my interest.

Demonpenz
06-29-2011, 09:09 AM
if you haven't heard the corporate Tie-ins are going to be good I guess they boot up the computer and it asks them...

Would you like to play a game?
How about a game of Tic-Tac-Toe
How about a nice game of Angry Birds.

Then after the launch simulation ends and the world is saved they have an ending dance scene brought to you by Dance Dance Revalution

Archie F. Swin
06-29-2011, 09:12 AM
Terrible idea. The only winning move is not to play.

/THREAD

Predarat
06-29-2011, 09:21 AM
It cannot be any worse then the remake of Karate Kid.

sedated
06-29-2011, 09:32 AM
It cannot be any worse then the remake of Karate Kid.

which grossed $358 million.

shitting on your childhood is big money for hollywood. for every person who gives these remakes a facepalm, there appear to be 2 brainless sheep who can't wait to throw down $15 each to see it.

Brock
06-29-2011, 09:55 AM
Starring Shia Lebouef nononononononononono

cmh6476
06-29-2011, 09:57 AM
can't wait for the debbie does dallas remake

eazyb81
06-29-2011, 10:32 AM
I've never seen the original movie.

It sounds like it was decent if the threat of a remake has this many people arguing about its merits.

Predarat
06-29-2011, 11:11 AM
The orig War Games is damn awesome!

Detoxing
06-29-2011, 11:37 AM
A Rob Zombie "Poltergeist" might peek my interest.

Wait, Rob Zombie is making it? If that's the case then yeah, it should be pretty entertaining.

ct
06-29-2011, 12:35 PM
Terrible idea. The only winning move is not to play.

absolutely this!

/eod

BigCatDaddy
06-29-2011, 12:50 PM
Wait, Rob Zombie is making it? If that's the case then yeah, it should be pretty entertaining.

No, just my suggestion. I don't think they have anyone picked out yet.

Demonpenz
06-29-2011, 01:01 PM
Redue ET with sam cassel

kysirsoze
06-29-2011, 01:09 PM
They are gonna fuck this movie all up there is some movies that are remakes getting made like the crow! No they shouldn't shit on Brandon lee legacy like that

You do know The Crow sucks, right?

Brainiac
06-29-2011, 03:00 PM
They shouldn't even bother waiting 30 years. They should just start remaking movies like 3 years after first release.
Just remake The Hangover but have it star Will Smith's kid, Tyler Perry and Justin Bieber.
They DID remake The Hangover. Hangover 2 was the exact same movie as The Hangover.

BillSelfsTrophycase
06-29-2011, 03:25 PM
A Rob Zombie "Poltergeist" might peek my interest.

Now THAT I could get behind, I liked the Halloween and Texas Chainsaw remakes

Bump
06-29-2011, 04:16 PM
Here are some other movies that are getting a remake:

Back To School - black version
The Dirty Dozen
Conan - Arnold to do a cameo
Cliffhanger
Escape from New York
Fletch
Flash Gordon
Ghostbusters - yay
Gremlins - 3D - boo
Pet Semetary

many others too

KcMizzou
06-29-2011, 04:21 PM
You do know The Crow sucks, right?No.

The sequels, yes.

kysirsoze
06-29-2011, 04:36 PM
No.

The sequels, yes.

....when was the last time you saw that movie?

Bump
06-29-2011, 04:43 PM
....when was the last time you saw that movie?

I tried to watch the crow for the first time recently, I didn't care for it at all.

BillSelfsTrophycase
06-29-2011, 04:54 PM
....when was the last time you saw that movie?

It was pretty good, but too many people put it on a pedestal because of Brandon Lee dying

Guru
06-29-2011, 05:28 PM
....when was the last time you saw that movie?

couple months ago. I still like it.

kysirsoze
06-29-2011, 06:10 PM
couple months ago. I still like it.

Hmm... Alright then. To each his own. I used to love that movie and I don't know if I can think of one that holds up worse.

kysirsoze
06-29-2011, 06:12 PM
It was pretty good, but too many people put it on a pedestal because of Brandon Lee dying

I completely agree with the pedestal part. There are a few good scenes, but, for instance, I happened to catch the scene the other day where he goes nuts and puts on the make-up. I couldn't help but laugh.

notorious
06-29-2011, 06:16 PM
Here are some other movies that are getting a remake:

Back To School - black version
The Dirty Dozen
Conan - Arnold to do a cameo
Cliffhanger
Escape from New York
Fletch
Flash Gordon
Ghostbusters - yay
Gremlins - 3D - boo
Pet Semetary

many others too


Fletch with Ryan Reynolds might actually have a chance at being in the ballpark of the original.

I am still pissed about The 3 Stooges movie.

rocknrolla
06-29-2011, 06:21 PM
Here are some other movies that are getting a remake:

Back To School - black version
The Dirty Dozen
Conan - Arnold to do a cameo
Cliffhanger
Escape from New York
Fletch
Flash Gordon
Ghostbusters - yay
Gremlins - 3D - boo
Pet Semetary

many others too

I believe Ghostbusters is going to be a sequel. But I could be wrong.

kysirsoze
06-29-2011, 06:23 PM
My only real problem with remakes is when people stop watching the original when it is almost always superior. Hollywood is always going to make shitty movies of some kind or another. The fact that they make a great or beloved movie doesn't degrade the quality of the original, IMO.

kysirsoze
06-29-2011, 06:23 PM
I believe Ghostbusters is going to be a sequel. But I could be wrong.

Pretty sure that's right. The original guys are back for it. Not sure how big their part will be.

BillSelfsTrophycase
06-29-2011, 06:23 PM
I believe Ghostbusters is going to be a sequel. But I could be wrong.


With the original cast? That might have potential if Dan Akroyd can still fit in ECTO-1

kysirsoze
06-29-2011, 06:25 PM
With the original cast? That might have potential if Dan Akroyd can still fit in ECTO-1

There will be new guys too, I think. Last I heard it was going to be a "passing of the torch" sort of thing.

rocknrolla
06-29-2011, 06:49 PM
There will be new guys too, I think. Last I heard it was going to be a "passing of the torch" sort of thing.

I really have no problem with that. I pray to god its not a Blues Brothers 2000. That was the biggest let down EVER. The first Blues Brothers is my favorite movie of all time.

kysirsoze
06-29-2011, 07:16 PM
I really have no problem with that. I pray to god its not a Blues Brothers 2000. That was the biggest let down EVER. The first Blues Brothers is my favorite movie of all time.

I have a sick feeling that's what we're gonna get. I would love to see another legitimately great Ghostbusters movie.

el borracho
06-29-2011, 08:23 PM
Well, most of the ideas posed in this thread sound like terrible ideas buuuuuuuut... the recent Tron movie was surprisingly good. So, who knows? :shrug:

Bugeater
06-29-2011, 08:40 PM
What's hilarious is the original Poltergeist and Robocop were cheesy as shit. Wargames was fairly cheesy as well. I think you guys should just get over the fact that these movies weren't all that great to begin with.
You are dead to me.

Guru
06-29-2011, 10:20 PM
You are dead to me.

X1000000000000000000000000000