First "Dancing With the Stars" brought Steve Guttenberg back to life and now Dimension Films is hoping to do the same with one of The Gutt's most enduring films.
According to Variety, Dimension has acquired the remake rights for the 1986 robotics comedy "Short Circuit."
The original film, directed by John Badham, starred Ally Sheedy, Guttenberg, Fisher Stevens and Tim Blaney as the voice of Number 5, a military-designed robot that gains unexpected consciousness after being hit by lightning. Number 5 decides he isn't interested in practicing war anymore and he goes AWOL.
S.S. Wilson and Brent Maddock, scribes on the first film and its sequel, have been brought in to work on the remake which, Variety emphasizes "will be similar in theme to the original, but it will factor in advances in technology."
David Foster, Ryan E. Heppe and John Hyde will produce.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun