WarGames reboot lines up director and cast

Director and cast in the running for the remake of Matthew Broderick’s 1983 cult classic

Matthew Broderick in WarGames
Matthew Broderick in WarGames

MGM’s long-mooted reboot of John Badham’s bleak 1983 sci-fi actioner/Cold War conspiracy thriller WarGames is eyeing up a director, according to Deadline.

The site reports that newcomer Dean Israelite is in the running, while The Wrap adds that possible leads are The Fault In Our Stars’ Ansel Elgort and Mud‘s Tye Sheridan.

The original WarGames was an 80s classic in which Matthew Broderick and Ally Sheedy played teenage hackers who accidentally set the Department of Defense computer system to nuclear war footing.

You can get WarGames on DVD for £3.89 and Blu-ray for £7.99 from Amazon.co.uk.