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?
Reader Feedback - 11 Comments
Dan Milano is perfect for this.
Fuelbot on Jun 3, 2009
kkhaaaann!!!! seriously now... are people just waking up in the morning and the first movie that pops into their head they pitch as a remake, reimagining, reboot, etc... why don't they just redo classics like bridge on the river kwai or dr.strangelove or how i learned to stop worrying and love the bomb... i mean just base the bridge in cuba being built by guantanamo detainees and dr.strangelove can easily be adapted to feature north korea american cinema needs to get new IPs and new ideas to stimulate the imagination of the audience perhaps inspireing kids to grow up to be filmakers rather than making the reboot of the reimagined sequel to The Hottie & the Nottie
Janny on Jun 3, 2009
No kidding on the remakes. Just watch, after remaking Alice in Wonderland, they'll have Tim Burton remake The Wizard of Oz. Or Michael Bay remake Top Gun, or some other absurdity. Hollywood needs some originality.
Chris on Jun 4, 2009
I am just waiting for the day when Alex announces the remake of The Godfather. Can't be too far from now. *sigh*
SuicidalOptimist on Jun 4, 2009
David Carradine found dead.
peter on Jun 4, 2009
I thought Wall E was the remake to this movie....
Stan 'The Viewers Choice' Morrow (Facebook me!) on Jun 4, 2009
It's a shame Greg the Bunny didn't make it. I thought the show was pretty funny and I still quote it....though few people get it....
S on Jun 4, 2009
NUMBER 5 IS ALLLLLIIIIIIIIIVEEE!
cody on Jun 4, 2009
Hmm, I'm not sure about this one. I need more input.
Syphous on Jun 5, 2009
WALL-E is my favorite actor he's so adorable! Good to see another film with him as protagonist.
AprilCoolsDay on Jun 6, 2009
Haha, yes! They can't go wrong!
Korm on Jun 7, 2009
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