It has been reported that the 1986 sci-fi film Short Circuit, which tells the tale of about an experimental military robot that is struck by lightning, will be getting remade by the Spyglass Media Group.
The news comes from Deadline who say that the film will be written by Eduardo Cisneros, a creative who is best known for his work on Instructions Not Included, and he’ll be joining forces with Jason Shuman who worked on Half Brothers. It is being muted that Cisneros and Shuman have been tasked with giving the film a Latinx twist which is a change from the 1986 original.
It has also been reported that Project X Entertainment’s James Vanderbilt, Paul Neinstein and William Sherak will produce with Rehab Entertainment’s John W. Hyde acting in the executive producer role alongside Terissa Kelton. Spyglass’ production prexy Peter Oillataguerre and production veep Chris Stone will be overseeing the project on a whole. It remains unknown when production is slated to begin on the motion picture.
The original 1980s classic was directed by John Badham and starred Ally Sheedy alongside Steve Guttenberg and Fisher Stevens. The film follows Number 5, he is one of a group of experimental military robots, who undergoes a sudden transformation after being struck by lightning. This changes him and he suddenly is more than just a robot as he begins to develop self-awareness, consciousness, and becomes frightened of losing his newfound feelings. Then with the help of a young woman, Number 5 tries to evade capture and convince his creator that he is a sentient being rather than just another military robot.
“When one of an experimental range of military robots is hit by lightning, it is given consciousness,” the original synopsis reads. “It escapes from the military and befriends a young woman, Stephanie Speck. Its creator, Newton Crosby, is desperate to find it, or his entire project may be scrapped.”
Check out the trailer, below.