Seth Gordon talks making the WarGames reboot

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Horrible Bosses and King Of Kong director Seth Gordon has been chatting about his recently-announced WarGames reboot.

The original 1983 WarGames followed a teenage boy who discovers that his computer game has the ability to launch real-life missiles.

“That’s a big project,” Gordon admits, “and I’m going to be focusing on it immediately, but not exclusively.

“It will take a long time ‘cause we have to write it and then cast it. It’s a lot of steps. I’m hoping to get that going, and also sneak a smaller film in between.”

The director goes on to reveal what attracted him to the remake in the first place, saying:

“I love the original. I’m a bit of a hacker fanatic, and know a fair bit about that industry and cyber crime and cyber warfare. I have a real point-of-view on the material and how things have changed.

“And also, I think the politics of the world have changed in really fascinating ways since 1983. There’s no longer a monolithic evil empire somewhere, spreading a different philosophy of life. That doesn’t exist.

“It’s a much more complicated, nuanced, political world we’re in, and I think that actually makes for a more interesting plot to tell. Frankly, cyber attack is a lot more real.”

Horrible Bosses opens 22 July.

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