Clearly excited that all the Wall-E promos have elicited comparisons to Short Circuit, Dimension Films has scooped up the remake rights to the 1986 film about an obnoxious, peace-loving war-bot. Plans are to create a new, technologically-updated Johnny 5, but keep the same "peacenik" themes, even bringing in S.S. Wilson and Brent Maddock, the original screenwriters, to pen the remake. Thank god for that! Because it was definitely the quality of the original screenwriting that drew me to Short Circuit, not that I was 5 and loved absolutely anything that had to do with sentient robots (sadly, even the useless R.O.B.).
I'm pretty annoyed, but I doubt I'm taking it as hard as this person will.
'Short Circuit's' Johnny 5 still alive [Variety]
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