Hackers 2 is a possibility, its director reveals

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Hackers director Iain Softley reveals that conversations have been taking place about a possible follow up to the 90s movie.

If it wasn’t for the existence of the movie Disclosure, then surely Hackers would be the most 90s movie of the 1990s. Headlined by Angelina Jolie, Jonny Lee Miller and Matthew Lillard, the film tells the story of, well, young computer hackers. In this case, they find their lives in danger when they’re framed by another hacker, and fun and games ensue.

The movie was directed by Iain Softley, and he’s been chatting about it in a fresh interview with Collider. What’s more, he’s held the door open for a possible sequel to the movie.

“What’s happened now, with big data, and the way that it’s actually broke through and become maybe the dominant force in the world, in terms of influencing politics and finance and elections, that I think there is a call, for the first time ever, that the Knights of the Round Table should be woken up to sort of answer the call again. And there are a couple of conversations”, he revealed.

He admits that a new film would run the risk of becoming “outdated almost as soon as the film’s released”, but that a new film is “being actively considered for the first time ever, really”.

The full interview is over at Collider, here. As and when we hear more about a possible Hackers sequel, we’ll let you know…


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