Steve Carr Reboots Short Circuit
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.