Robot Chicken Writer Dan Milano Penning Short Circuit Remake
by Alex Billington
June 3, 2009
Another day, another remake. When it was first announced that Dimension Films was remaking Short Circuit last year, we didn't realize that Hollywood would be remaking everything from the 80's. But even so, it's not anything I was looking forward to seeing anyway. However, that might all change today. Variety reports that Dimension has hired Dan Milano, who writes and provides voices for Adult Swim's "Robot Chicken" and was the co-creator of the show "Greg the Bunny", to write the script. The best part of this is that they're not even going to update or change the look of Number 5, the robot that the story is about.
David Foster, who produced the original and is back for the remake, said that Milano first watched the original when he was in high school, and sparked to updating the concept. "We're bringing Number 5 into the 21st Century and taking advantage of the improvements in robotics that are so massive that robots are now performing heart surgeries in hospitals," Foster says. But that doesn't mean they'll change the design - the robot's visual look won't be different. And about all those comparisons to Wall-E: "We think of Wall-E as an extended trailer for our film, because it's the same face." Will Milano turn this around?