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Monday, April 7, 2008

Robot Sweatshop welcomes movie remake about lovable robot

While we may not be the first to report on this, we could not sit idly by and let such a tasty truth nugget go untasted by our devoted RS readership. Your prayers have been answered: A remake of Short Circuit! A little known basement blog known as Variety reports that Dimension has acquired the rights for a remake to further strengthen its family-esque portfolio. What will the future bring for everyone's favorite soul-enhanced robot? Will he team with up with Los Locos yet again to rip off more car stereos or commit a daring daylight robbery of a subway train containing all the MTA's money or "money train," if you will? Will there be a a heart-tugging chase scene set to Bonnie Tyler's Holding Out for a Hero? Perhaps an addiction to the drug Nuke that's ruining a slightly-in-the-future Detroit?

...According to Variety, "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."


Daniel Brooks said...

Wait, I thought Pixar's "Wall-E" was already a Short Ciruit remake?

Michael Civins said...

Dan raises a good albeit erroneous point. Here is the description for Wall-E:

"What if mankind had to leave Earth, and somebody forgot to turn the last robot off? Wall-E, spends every day doing what he was made for. But soon, he will discover what he was meant for, as he adventures across the galaxy chasing his dream."

Looks like Dan needs a new source of input and needs to stop flipping through books at lightning speed thinking he's fooling us into think he's actually absorbing any of the information.

Daniel Brooks said...

Check this out:

Johnny 5 is gonna sue the pants off Wall-E!

Mick said...

Ripoff Dan...Wall-E is a short circuit ripoff.


Daniel Brooks said...

I'm going to make a movie about a loveable robot who works in a sweatshop and one day realizes there's more to life than just mindless work. He goes on a journey for life, love and happiness. It will be called "Ronbot Sweatshop."