Oh hell naw! There are a few things you don’t f@#$ with from my childhood; Batteries Not Included, E.T., and Short Circuit. Deadline recently reported Dimensions Films is currently talking to Hop director, Tim Hill, about directing the remake. Other than Hop, Hill is best known for “amazing cinema masterpieces” like Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties and Alvin and the Chipmunks. Needless to say, we are f@#$ed.
I wouldn’t worry too much about this project Johnny 5 fans, apparently this has been in the works since 2006 and can never seem to get pass the development stage. If it does become a reality, I hope they at least pick a better director.
I don’t know why but for some reason, I could totally see Community’s Danny Pudi as either Johnny 5 or Benjamin Jarhvi. Hell, you can throw Donald Glover in there and just make Boob A Tron: The Movie.