I don’t know what kind of demented Hollywood executive greenlit this project but Short Circuit, that cheesy 80’s movie is about to be remade by Dimension Films.
For those who have mercifully forgotten what Short Circuit is about, it’s the story of a robot made by the military and designed to be a weapon. A miraculous lightning bolt on the machine imbued it with a conscience and one of the most irritating personalities in the universe. He befriends some civilians while all the while the military runs after it intent on its destruction because, get this, it became a pacifist. Only in the cocaine-addle 80’s, I tell you.
The two guys who created the characters (including that matchstick robot Number 5), SS Wilson and Brent Maddock, have been identified as the writers who will produce the script for the remake.
I hope to hell this movie doesn’t get made… ever.