We last reported on this remake back in October 2009, when Steve Carr came aboard to direct from Dan Milano's script. Now Tim Hill will supervise the writing of a new screenplay, although it isn't known if a writer is attached yet.
It seems they're starting from scratch on this Short Circuit remake, so it may be quite some time before we see this in theaters, although they are certainly moving in the right direction. The original Short Circuit centers on a robot dubbed Johnny 5 who develops human feelings after being struck by lightning.
Best of the Web
Channing Tatum Brings Magic Mike Live Show to Las Vegas
Channing Tatum is turning his hit movie Magic Mike into a live Las Vegas show at the Hard Rock Casino, debuting next spring.
Black Panther Strikes Back in Captain America: Civil War Featurette
Chadwick Boseman takes fans behind-the-scenes and sheds new light on Black Panther's role in Captain America: Civil War.
Deadpool Has the Perfect Cure in Drug Commercial Spoof
The Merc With the Mouth pokes fun at deadpole dysfunction in a new Blu-ray viral video for Deadpool, arriving May 10.
Wolverine 3 Casts Eriq La Salle in Mystery Role
Eriq La Salle has come aboard to star in an unspecified role alongside Hugh Jackman in 20th Century Fox's Wolverine 3.
Warcraft Is Arriving in IMAX 3D Earlier Than Expected
Fans in 10 markets across the U.S. will get to see Warcraft in special IMAX screenings on Wednesday, June 8, before it hits theaters June 10.
Wayward Pines Season 2 Trailer Brings a Mysterious Stranger to Town
Jason Patric stars as Dr. Theo Yedlin, who finds himself in the midst of a rebellion in the latest Season 2 trailer for Fox's Wayward Pines.