Classic John Badham actioner “WarGames” will be remade as interactive series by Interactive-media startup Eko, reports Variety.
Set to launch early 2018, “#WarGames” is reportedly really only conceptually based on the original film, and would appear to draw as much inspiration from more recent hacker-culture fare like Sam Esmail’s “Mr. Robot.” The interactive series follows a group of young hackers who get involved in a web of modern espionage and government conspiracy. Viewers direct the story of the lead character, hacker protagonist Kelly, who “represents the breadth of modern hacker culture and its humanity,” according to creator Sam Barlow.
The 1983 film “WarGames” starred Matthew Broderick as a teen hacker. The company, previously known as Interlude, had announced the project two years ago in a partnership with MGM.
View the teaser for “#WarGames” below :