Noah Oppenheim Will Play WarGames

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Noah Oppenheim has been brought aboard the upcoming 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.

Seth Gordon is still attached to direct. No stranger to videogames, he’s best known for his documentary King of Kong and, more recently, helmed Horrible Bosses at Warner Bros.

While Oppenheim has not yet had a completed screenplay reach the big screen, he’s behind some major upcoming projects, including Jackie, The Secret Life of Houdini and the remake of Snabba Cash.

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