Dimension Films has acquired the rights to Short Circuit with the intent to remake the 1986 film.

According to Variety, the original film introduced audiences to Number 5, a robot built by the military to be a highly sophisticated weapon. It developed a conscience and a personality after being hit by lightning, and then needed the help of humans after it was targeted for destruction by its makers, once it became a peacenik.

S.S. Wilson and Brent Maddock, who created the characters and wrote both Short Circuit films, have been hired to write the remake.

No word on when production will begin.

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