Steve Carr Reboots Short Circuit

October 27, 2009 by  
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Johnny 5 has fallen into the hands of director Steve Carr, reports Variety.

The beloved 80s sci-fi film Short Circuit, acquired by the Weinstein Company and Dimension Films, and currently being updated by Robot Chicken scribe Dan Milano, tells the story of an experimental military robot who develops self-awareness after being struck by lightning. Think Wall-E meets E.T.

Given Carr’s conventionally comedic output–Paul Blart: Mall Cop, Daddy Day Care, Rebound and Dr. Dolittle 2, expectations are lukewarm for his take on this 1986 family classic.

Short Circuit is slated for a 2011 release.

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  1. Radoslaw says:

    We did mention that at the end of the epdisoe, I do think it was just a passing comment though. Having recently had the distinct displeasure or watching SC2 I can say that I am rather sure the last name was actually different. Maybe they want us to think that it was just a different NOVA employee that really looked like Ben Jabituya.Also, you are welcome for having ruined SC1 for you. Sam and Dan and ruining your fondly remembered childhood movies since February 2011.