The 5 is alive.
There is a remake/reboot of Short Circuit
coming our way and Variety
reports that director Steve Carr (Paul Blart: Mall Co
p) and Dan Milano of Robot Chicken
is writing. Still no word if Tim Blaney will be reprising his role as the iconic Johnny Five, but three IMDB message-board posters are holding their breath in apprehension, while the rest of us ask why this franchise needs to be resurrected.
I suppose the reason could be partially motivated by the success of Pixar's Wall-E
, whose titular character bares some similarity with the 1986 military weapon and its endearing personality. Personally I feel the WED Teadwell repair droid
from Star Wars
is the true basis for both of them.
Variety also mentions, feeling a need to further depress us about Hollywood originality, that Short Circuit is one of many remakes on Dimension's film slate. Other projects include: Scanners (egh...), An American Werewolf in London (blagh...) and Hellraiser 3D (wait... its in 3D now?).
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