News: Reboot! Reboot! Johnny 5 is Alive!

Written by Kris Heys Thursday, 04 August 2011

Movie News

They've been threatening a SHORT CIRCUIT reboot since 2009, but today comes the news that Dimension Films are finally pressing ahead and have hired director Tim Hill to helm.

What do you mean you've never heard of him? Tim Hill was the mastermind behind this year's Easter smash-hit HOP. And lest we remind you: no Hill, no ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS franchise. Exactly. Bet you feel embarrassed now, don't you.

Seriously though, I hope Hill's previous output isn't an indication on where they're heading with this. SHORT CIRCUIT was great family fun back in the 80's (and there's even room in my heart for the sequel) and doesn't need a total kid-friendly make over. The original had a certain edge (and I'm not just talking about the inappropriate racism *cough* Fisher Stevens *cough*), what with its complex musings on what it means to be human; the military; and... (damn it, I hate it when I write myself in to a corner)... stuff. Quickly, look - here's a trailer!


Wish they'd just go ahead and let us know what has happened to Johnny 5 in the 23 years since we last saw the little fella. I'll just have to settle for my fanfic.

We'll be sure to keep you in the loop on all the exciting developments!

Thoughts? Share 'em with your fellow SHORT CIRCUIT fans in the comments below!

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0 #1 J.D. Gillam 2011-08-06 15:13
Short Circuit - a great 80s film summed up by two phrases - "Wouldn't you like to be a Pepper too?" & "Hey Laserlips. Your mama was a snowblower."
Short Circuit 2 - a half decent film summed up by one phrase - "Oscar, you will not get away! I am really PISSED OFF!"
Aah, the law of diminishing returns.

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