Tim Hill (“Hop”) has signed on to direct the remake of 80’s classic “Short Circuit” at Dimension Films reports Deadline.
The original followed a robot named Johnny 5 who develops human feelings after being struck by lightning. Two years ago Steve Carr was to direct from Dan Milano’s script.
Hill though will now supervise the writing of a new screenplay, effectively putting the remake back on the drawing board. David Foster, Ryan E. Heppe and John Hyde will produce.