Dimension Films has signed director Steve Carr for the remake of the 80’s hit film, “Short Circuit.”
Scripted by Dan Milano, the remake is a robot reboot that brings the iconic Johnny 5 into the 21st century. Built by the military to be a highly sophisticated weapon, Johnny 5 develops a conscience and personality after being hit by lightning. He befriends a lonely boy and his fractured family.
The new “Circuit” is part of Dimension’s strategy to offer audiences familiar name franchises at the theaters. Also included in this new focus are a new “Scream” movie, a fourth “Spy Kids” and a new “Hellraiser” installment.