A while back there were some crazy rumours floating around about a possible Short Circuit remake. At the time, it seemed like it might have been related to the similarity between Johnny 5 and the main character of Pixar’s Wall-E, but it seemed a little too ridiculous to believe. Well, believe it friends, because it looks like it is happening after all.
Variety reports that Bob Weinstein and Dimension Films have picked up the rights to the remake and hired original writers Brent Maddock and S.S. Wilson to pen a new script. They are planning to make it “similar in theme to the original, but it will factor in advances in technology”. Someone get Steve Guttenberg on the blower ASAP! I will admit that the nostalgic value of the original makes me a little bit curious, but come on… a Short Circuit remake? What is this world coming to?