Matt Lieberman to Draft Short Circuit Remake

Dimension Films has announced that Matt Lieberman, a recent alumni of the Disney writers program, will write their upcoming remake of Short Circuit. As announced last summer, Tim Hill will direct.

“Dimension has had great success with the ‘Spy Kids’ family series which grossed over $500 million worldwide,” said Bob Weinstein, co-chairman of The Weinstein Company. “We are looking for ‘Short Circuit’ to be our next family franchise and are excited to be working with Matt Lieberman and Tim Hill, who has had great International success with ‘Hop’ and ‘Alvin and the Chipmunks’.”

David Foster, who produced the original, is producing with Ryan E. Heppe, John Hyde and Brian Manis.

Shooting is scheduled for the end of the year with a release in Summer 2013.

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