Dimension Films has acquired rights to remake the 1986 film, Short Circuit, reports Variety.
The original introduced 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.
David Foster and Ryan E. Heppe will produce with John Hyde.