The director of “Paul Blart: Mall Cop” Steve Carr will shoot a fantastic remake of the 1986 comedy “Short Circuit”. It is a story of a military robot, which thanks to a lightning strike turned into a nice pacifist Johnny 5. Dan Milano(“Robot Chicken”) is writing the script. Production work has took the “Dimension Films” studio.
According to producer David Foster, the appearance of the Johnny 5 will have not any changes, but the action will transfer to the 21st century. Also, instead of a romantic story line, which was present in the original, the new picture will focus on family affairs. In the new version, the robot will make friendship with the boy, who suffering from loneliness, and with his family, the relations within which are far from the best.
David Foster, Ryan E. Heppe and John Hyde will produce the new picture.
The start date of filming has not yet determined.