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Post Fri Feb 10, 2006 11:53 am

WarGames 2: The Dead Key

Supposedly filming was done last summer and a release date for 2006 is to be announced. None of the old cast is reported to be in it, but we'll keep an eye out for cameos (although highly unlikely). Here's a quick overview of the story:

On a class trip to Europe Cory Carpenter, a teenage computer whiz, goes on the lam from the authorities, who have mistakenly pegged him as a cyber terrorist. While the technological infrastructure of the entire civilized world is apparently melting down, Cory, his beautiful classmate Anne Deville, and his nerdy best buddy Dale Darrow, manage to stay one step ahead of the authorities. However, Cory is later horrified to learn that his long time internet pal, Jay Forrell, is actually a government computer that has run amok and is about to hail nuclear disaster down on an unsuspecting planet.

Not much is out there as to who is in it or any other details for that matter. Hey, at least we have a title.

http://movies.go.com/movies/movie?name= ... studio=TBA

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Post Tue Jan 16, 2007 12:48 am

Re: WarGames 2: The Dead Key

I have some updated information on WarGames 2. Apparently, the original title has changed to WarGames 2: The Dead Code. Movie production began in November of 2006 in Montreal and it appears that the movie will be headed straight to DVD or television.

Matt Lanter (”Heroes”) will star in the sequel to the 1983 film starring Matthew Broderick “War Games 2 — The Dead Code,” Stuart Gillard directs from a script by Randall M. Badat. Lanter plays computer hacker Will Farmer, whose world gets turned upside after playing an online terrorist-attack simulator game against a government super-computer designed to profile potential terrorists. All hell breaks loose when Homeland Security is convinced that he’s a terrorist intent on disrupting the fabric of society. Production starts November 20 in Montreal.


For more information refer to the following links:

http://productionweekly.com/2006/11/08/lanter-enters-%E2%80%98the-dead-code%E2%80%99/
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0865957/
http://www.slashfilm.com/article.php/20060907war-games-2
http://www.mgm.com/corp_news_releases.do?id=491
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Post Sat Mar 22, 2008 11:26 pm

Re: WarGames 2: The Dead Key

DVD is set to release in July 29, 2008:

http://www.amazon.com/Wargames-2-Dead-M ... B0015NORDM
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Post Sun Mar 23, 2008 8:21 am

Re: WarGames 2: The Dead Key

Sweet! Looking forward to it :) Hopefully they don't ruin it...
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Post Tue Jun 17, 2008 11:32 am

Re: WarGames 2: The Dead Key

I was looking forward to this, but not so much anymore. Because I'm a sucker for these kinds of movies, I'll probably watch it anyway. See the trailer here:

http://blog.wired.com/27bstroke6/2008/0 ... seque.html

As mentioned earlier, this is going straight to DVD and will be released in July.

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Post Tue Jun 17, 2008 12:49 pm

Re: WarGames 2: The Dead Key

Should I be worried that I enjoyed the trailer? Looks like it'll be good for some thought-free fun...
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Post Tue Jun 17, 2008 12:52 pm

Re: WarGames 2: The Dead Key

I agree 110% with you. I was just hoping that it might be an inspiration for a new generation of techies like the first one was for me.

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Post Tue Jun 17, 2008 1:02 pm

Re: WarGames 2: The Dead Key

Still might, I'm the product of watching hackers too many times as a kid.

I think those young enough to find films like these give them inspiration will fall into two catagories:
  • those that a hit with the bug
  • and those that get bored 5 minutes after finding out that GOD isn't the password to every system the try ;)

In general it may not hurt to promote security / insecurity awareness within a wider audience, even if it does need to be wrapped up in Hollywoodisms
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Post Sat Nov 01, 2008 9:53 pm

Re: WarGames 2: The Dead Key

I finally got around to seeing this (unfortunately). Sucktastic doesn't even begin to describe it. This movie desperately aspires to suck at this level, as it would be a vast improvement. Ah well, maybe the next instalment will be better. They could get Matthew Broderick back again!

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