Noah Oppenheim to Write WARGAMES Remake
by Brendan Bettinger Posted: August 20th, 2011The 1983 film WarGames is well-suited for an update—the vast advancement in video game technology in the past three decades opens the door for a fresh take on the material. According to Heat Vision, MGM has hired Noah Oppenheim for the task. The up-and-coming screenwriter does not yet have a produced credit, but he has several projects in development. There’s the Snabba Cash remake, a Jackie Kennedy biopic produced by Steven Spielberg, an adaptation of The Maze Runner, and the wonderfully titled The Secret Life of Houdini. I’ll wait to see one of these movies before I praise him too much, but there’s something to be said for a screenwriter who convinces so many employers of his greatness. Plus, it is appropriate that a man named Oppenheim will write the movie about a boy who nearly starts a nuclear war when he thinks he’s playing a video game.
Seth Gordon (Horrible Bosses) will direct WarGames for MGM. Read about his approach to the remake after the jump.
THOR 2 Director Brian Kirk Circling Rodeo Drama PAPER WINGS; Tom Cruise May Star
by Jeff Ames Posted: August 20th, 2011What do you do when you’re offered the chance to direct Thor 2? You agree to direct a cowboy movie. At least that’s the vibe I’m getting from this latest news, courtesy of Variety, who claim Game of Thrones director Brian Kirk is circling Paper Wings, a rodeo drama about a rootin’ tootin’ bull riding champ who falls in love with a country singer. Think 8 Seconds meets Pure Country meets Top Gun. And speaking of Top Gun, word is Maverick himself has stepped in and offered his services on the project, going so far as to select Kirk for the gig. He may even star in the film. More after the jump.