Short Circuit Remake Back On Track

A new director has been assigned

Okay, so the Short Circuit remake is no longer going to be directed the guy who gave us Paul Blart: Mall Cop (Steve Carr), which may sound like encouraging news. His replacement, however, Tim Hill, called the shots on Alvin And The Chipmunks. Are you getting some idea of what kind of movie Dimension Films is aiming for?

Dimension first announced its intention to remake the 1986 sci-fi comedy about an experimental robot that becomes self-aware back in June 2009. Since then there has been little movement on the project, but now Deadline reports that Hill is being brought in to supervise a new script.

Johnny Five is alive again, it seems.