Thanks to The Fault In Our Stars Ansel Elgort is the young actor of the moment, ensuring his name is brought up when any new project is looking for somebody his age. That seems true of the planned remake of WarGames, based on the 1983 thriller that starred Matthew Broderick.
TheWrap reports that along with Elgort, MGM is also considering Tye Sheridan, along with several unnamed young actors who are on their shortlist. The project is moving forward though, as it has now got a director in the form of Dean Israelite, along with writer Arash Amel (Grace Of Monaco). Israelite is set to make his directorial debut with the upcoming Project Almanac, which is a found footage time travel thriller about a group of high school kids attempting to fix their lives, but ending up disturbing the space-time continuum.
The original WarGames is about two teenage hackers who inadvertanylu find a back door into the Defense Department’s computer. They start playing what they think is just a game, but what they’re doing could could lead to a real-life nuclear war. It is not known whether the new version will change things, although it’s safe to safe the computer graphics will have improved since 1983.