‘Short Circuit’ Remake Gets A New Writer

Over the past few years, one remake has seemed to stand above the rest as the perfect example of Hollywood’s creative death.  That would be the long-gestating remake of the cult classic, Short Circuit.

Coming Soon reports that Matt Lieberman will pen a new draft of the film’s screenplay, which will be helmed by Tim Hill.  Dimension Films has the project, and have been touting their success with Spy Kids and that franchise, so we know just what to expect here.

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Dimension Tapping Tim Hill To Direct ‘Short Circuit’ Remake

No one loves reboots more than Hollywood. Whether it be a recently released foreign film, or a classic and beloved franchise, reboots are the hot thing with the studios, and it doesn’t look to be changing. The latest one on the block? Short Circuit.

Deadline is reporting that Dimension is currently working on a deal with director Tim Hill remake the beloved cult 1986 film, which follows the story of a robot built to be a weapon, but is given a great sense of intelligence. After becoming friends with a family, the robot must flee the pursuit of the military looking to get back their property.

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Remake Madness: Short Circuit, Bill & Ted’s … and Casablanca?
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A couple of nostalgia films from my childhood have been in the news this week for their rumored remakes.

First off, we have everyone’s favorite robot friend, Johnny 5, in a remake of the 1986 movie Short Circuit. I have no idea if they will actually go through with this, but they seem to be serious.

Variety has informed us that Dimension has acquired the rights to the film and has hired S.S. Wilson and Brent Maddock to write the script; yes, the same two dudes who wrote the original two movies.

Another ’80s movie in the news is 1989’s Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure. For a while now, Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter have talked about possibly re-visiting their characters a couple decades later, but it never really transpired.

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