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"Mall Cop" Director to Remake "Short Circuit"

Posted: October 27th, 2009 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
"Mall Cop" Director to Remake "Short Circuit"Submit Comment
Dimension Films has signed Steve Carr (Paul Blart: Mall Cop) to direct "Short Circuit," the remake of the 1986 sci-fi pic that went on to have a sequel two years later.

Scripted by Dan Milano ("Robot Chicken"), the remake is a 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.

Unlike the original film, Johnny 5 will befriend a lonely boy and his fractured family, instead of a young woman (Ally Sheedy).

Producer David Foster previously said that the filmmakers are planning to keep the look of the robot the same, adding: "We're taking advantage of the improvements in robotics that are so massive that robots are now performing heart surgeries in hospitals."

Source: Variety


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RickyGabrielBird writes:
on October 27th, 2009 at 7:55:44 AM

This dude was bad-ass. I say make a sequel instead and let him get some upgrades.

iJohnny5 with built in mp3 player.
VDODSON writes:
on October 27th, 2009 at 7:57:09 AM

Paul Blart was a dissapointment. Looking back I can say the same thing about Short Circuit. It just hasnt stood the test of time, just movie about some dumb ass robot getting into trouble. How about a remake of TAPS with some seriously Rambo type carnage? Im talking about teens in miltary school being blown up, and lighting up the local police with some serious fire power. Now thats a remake I would watch in the theatre.
Ari Gold writes:
on October 27th, 2009 at 8:10:58 AM

I vaguely remember watching this when I was young.. It only just occured to me that this guy and Wall-E aren't related.
Stuntastic writes:
on October 27th, 2009 at 9:06:29 AM

This just in Shia Lebeouf will be playin the lonely boy
darthraige writes:
on October 27th, 2009 at 9:20:39 AM

Well Steve Carr... You're an *sshole for accepting. Leave this f*cking movie alone. It's great as is!!! f*ck sake Hollywood, come up with new f*cking ideas!!!!
entropyMUSE writes:
on October 27th, 2009 at 9:27:23 AM

FAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRKKK NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
makingcircles writes:
on October 27th, 2009 at 10:20:52 AM

This sucks...I am a big fan of the original. I cried like a bitch in the theaters when they make you think that Johnny 5 is dead. Granted I was 7...but still. Don't remake this. Sequel would be cool like somebody above said.
mdp711 writes:
on October 27th, 2009 at 10:48:45 AM

I was 24 when Short Circuit came out and it sucked. Maybe they'll make a better one this time.
Sev writes:
on October 27th, 2009 at 11:00:54 AM

If Shia Lebeouf was in this the script would need to be changed to "No no no no no no no no no no no no no no....no no no...no no........no no....no no no no no....no no no no no....no no no no no no no....noooooooo....no no.....no no no no...."
Ranger writes:
on October 27th, 2009 at 11:54:26 AM

So Ally Sheedy... is just too coked up to appear?

Shia = lonely boy... LOL.
TeemSelami writes:
on October 27th, 2009 at 3:18:59 PM

no reboot. just make it a sequel, they gold plated him at the end of #2 why not use that. bring back guttenberg and mckean and the towel head guy
makingcircles writes:
on October 27th, 2009 at 5:26:56 PM

Lol@ Teem Selami...you racist bastard

Actually that "Towel Head Guy" was Fisher Stevens and he used to be married to Michelle Piefer. Crazy right?
synthetic1985 writes:
on October 28th, 2009 at 11:51:08 AM

married to michelle piefer?....that's intense
synthetic1985 writes:
on October 28th, 2009 at 11:52:28 AM

still having second thoughts about this remake...i'm thinkin 'no disassemble my original'!...who are they gonna get to play johnny 5?...tom kenny?(the guy who plays spongebob)

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