Tim Hill to Direct Short Circuit Remake

First announced nearly two years ago, the project will feature a script from Dan Milano (“Robot Chicken”) and will retell the story of Johnny 5, an experimental military robot who, after getting struck by lightning, gains sentience.

The reboot was originally going to be helmed by Steve Carr (Paul Blart: Mall Cop), but Hill (Hop, Alvin and the Chipmunks) will be taking his place.