Seth Gordon Takes WarGames

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Seth Gordon has become attached to a big-screen remake of the 1983 John Badham film WarGames, Deadline reports.

The original film starred Matthew Broderick as a young computer genius who hacks into a government system and, thinking it all a game, accidentally initiates a computerized countdown to a nuclear weapons launch.

Gordon, no stranger to video games, is still best known for his documentary King of Kong. He subsequently helmed the romantic comedy Four Christmases and directed the upcoming Horrible Bosses at Warner Bros.

An MGM film, WarGames received a direct-to-DVD sequel in 2006 with WarGames: The Dead Code.