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Old 04-04-08, 04:12 PM
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'Short Circuit's' Johnny 5 still alive
Dimension acquires rights to remake 1986 film
By MICHAEL FLEMING

Dimension Films is rewiring "Short Circuit," acquiring rights to remake the 1986 film.

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.

Deal was made by Dimension co-chairman Bob Weinstein, who called "Short Circuit" a worthy addition to its family film slate.

Foster, who produced the original with his partner Lawrence Turman and son Gary Foster, said the film will be similar in theme to the original, but it will factor in advances in technology.

-What the hell. Do we really need a remake of short circuit?
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Originally Posted by mhg83
-What the hell. Do we really need a remake of short circuit?
Yes, we do!
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That new Pixar robot reminds me a lot of Johnny 5.
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Just rename WALL*E Short Circuit and be done with it.
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Re: Not antother pointless remake!

Cruise, Travolta Do "Butch Cassidy" Remake

UK tabloid The Daily Express claims that Tom Cruise hopes to produce a remake of "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" for United Artists.

Cruise is apparently already interviewing potential screenwriters for the project in which Cruise would play Sundance, the role made famous by Robert Redford in the original 1969 western, while John Travolta would take on the Paul Newman-originated Cassidy.

The article also indicates that Cruise has been wanting to make this film for years now and obtained Paul Newman’s blessing before he passed. File this under extremely dubious for now.
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Re: Not antother pointless remake!

What an odd choice of thread ressurection we've got here.
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Re: Not antother pointless remake!

I can't decide which remake I have less interest in.
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Re: Not antother pointless remake!

So is this just a general remake thread?

I thought that Short Circuit remake was dead..
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Re: Not antother pointless remake!

AICN reported that Ice Castles is being remade by its original director. Teenage girls everywhere will be pleased.
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Re: Not antother pointless remake!

Originally Posted by Ronnie Dobbs
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