When MGM released 'WarGames' in 1983, the Cold War was still hot and the threat of nuclear war hung over the world like a deathly mist. The film, a cautionary tale about computers, atomic weapons and World War III, starred Matthew Broderick as a computer prodigy who hacks into what he thinks is a military game but, in fact, turns into a real-life war exercise that threatens to ignite global thermonuclear war.

Twenty-eight years later, MGM is rebooting the thriller, and has set Seth Gordon -- whose career took off with 'The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters' gaming documentary and most recently helmed the upcoming 'Horrible Bosses' -- to develop the project, according to Deadline. MGM -- which is on a reboot kick with remakes of 'Robocop' and 'Carrie' on the docket -- has given Gordon wide latitude with the film since the computing and gaming worlds have changed so drastically in the intervening two decades.
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