'Paul Blart' Director to make SHORT CIRCUIT remake

Movieby Joey Paur


Back in June we reported that the classic 80's film, Short Circuit was going to get a remake by Dimension films. Many people are pretty upset that this is happening. But, what can ya do? The Hollywood remake machine is a mad beast and there is no slowing it down.

The Short Circuit remake now has a director by the name of Steve Carr, who also made the Kevin James comedy, Paul Blart: Mall Cop. That movie looked so ridiculous that I still haven't seen it and have no plans on seeing it. Honestly though, who else were they going to get to direct the film? It's not like it was going to get a decent director.

The script for the film was written by Dan Milano, who's name you might recognize on the Robot Chicken credits as a writer. Robot Chicken is awesome, and Milano writes some hilarious stuff for the show. This is his first feature film script, so it should be interesting to see how he does. At the same time, my interest in seeing this Short Circuit remake is still zero.

This 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.

So now that you know who the writter and director of the film are, what do you think?

Source: Variety

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