Steve Carr has signed on to direct the remake of the 1986 sci-fi pic Short Circuit for Dimension Films.

According to Variety, the reboot is scripted by Dan Milano (Robot Chicken), and brings the iconic Johnny 5 into the 21st century. Built by the military to be a highly sophisticated weapon, Johnny 5 develops a conscience and personality after being hit by lightning. He befriends a lonely boy and his fractured family.

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No production date has been announced.