For those who remember the 1986 film “Short Circuit” and enjoyed it will be happy to know that the frisky robot listed in the military’s database as simpy “Number 5” is coming back to the big screen. He was dubbed Johnny 5 by his human buds Ally Sheedy, Steve Guttenberg and Fisher Stevens.
Johnny 5 was a specialized interactive robot designed by the military as a highly sophisticated weapon. However, it evolved and developed its own conscience awareness and unique personality after being hit by lightning. Once Johnny’s sense of right and wrong kicked in it was no longer deemed reliable as a weapon and scheduled for destruction. With the help of human friends, Johnny 5 set out to escape those who wanted his demise.
S.S. Wilson and Brent Maddock, the original creators of all the characters in the first film and the scribes behind the screenplay have been called upon to write this new entry from Dimension Films.