In a story from Variety, Dimension Films has picked Dan Milano to write the remake of the 1986 film Short Circuit.
In the original, an armed robot became "human" after being struck by lightning. It then enlisted the help of human beings when the military tried to "disassemble" it.
Dan Milano is known for writing and providing voice talent for the Adult Swim cartoon Robot Chicken. The original film was written by S.S. Wilson and Brent Maddock.
"We're bringing Number 5 into the 21st Century and taking advantage of the improvements in robotics that are so massive that robots are now performing heart surgeries in hospitals," stated producer David Foster who made the original film.
He went on to say that the look of the robot will not change for this remake. He even commented on how similar the robot from Pixar's WALL-E looked to Number 5.
"We think of WALL-E as an extended trailer for our film, because it's the same face," Foster said.