MGM is moving forward on its WarGames remake, hiring writer Noah Oppenheim (The Secret Life of Houdini) to pen the screenplay.

Seth Gordon will direct this tale of a computer genius who hacks into a government system, inadvertently setting off World War III.

WarGames is just one of several remakes that MGM currently has planned. They also have a reworked RoboCop and a new version of Carrie in development.

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There is no set production start date for WarGames, but it is the top priority for MGM's current reboot slate, and will get made first.

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