It has just been announced that Dimension Films has hired screenwriter Matt Lieberman to write the Short Circuit remake. You may remember Matt from such works as Dr. Doolittle: Tail to the Chief and Cosmic Voyage. Heard of them? No? Neither have we.
Lieberman will work with Hop director, Tim Hill, who has been assigned to direct the film. Wow, this film is already shaping up to be a who’s who of nobodies.
Having recently watch the original, I would love to see a remake of the film, just with a better crew behind it, and it better be all done in animatronics. Luckily for fans, original Johnny 5 voice actor Tim Blaney is still alive and kicking. If I could have one small request, I’d love to see a scene in which Johnny 5 does his “speedy-reading thing” on the entire series of Twilight and is ultimately disgusted by how horrible it is.
The film is scheduled to be release in 2013, but I’m going to go ahead and put this on my list of “Probably-Not-Happening,” next to Gremlins 3 and Ghostbusters 3.