Short Circuit Being Remade

Dimension Films has acquired rights to remake the 1986 film “Short Circuit” says Variety.

The original introduced Number 5, a robot built by the military to be a highly sophisticated weapon. It developed a conscience and a personality after being hit by lightning, and then needed the help of humans after it was targeted for destruction by its makers, once it became a peacenik.

Original scribes S.S. Wilson and Brent Maddock have been hired to write the remake.