As various creators look toward the new year, December seems to bring with it a new trailer every day (Batman Ninja? Altered Carbon? Black Mirror just this morning before a December 29 launch). But one teaser stood out from the fray this morning—because when you invoke WarGames, we nerds pay attention.
Before some readers instantly panic, no, the 1983 Matthew Broderick hacker classic is not being rebooted verbatim for the big screen. Instead, Her Story writer/dev Sam Barlow will modernize the tale for 2017-2018 and turn it into an “experimental interactive series” (which is how Barlow describes Her Story).
“With #WarGames I was thrilled to take the questions raised by the original movie and ask them again in a world where technology has fundamentally changed our lives,” Barlow said in the game’s press release. “I am excited to introduce viewers to the new hacker protagonist, Kelly, who represents the breadth of modern hacker culture and its humanity. As viewers help steer her story, I hope they will fall in love with her as much as the #WarGames team did.”