Good News are coming to the 'Johnny 5' fans as it was reported that "Short Circuit", the remake of the 1986 film, has gotten the green light to be brought to the big screen. According to Variety, the screen right of the sci-fi comedy film has been acquired by Dimension Film.
Reportedly, the deal was settled by the studio's co-chairman Bob Weinstein. Variety further noted that Weinstein commented about the picking up of the film by the studio stating the film is "a worthy addition to its family film slate". Additionally, the film is said to be written by the creators of the film's characters, S.S. Wilson and Brent Maddock, and it will be produced by David Foster, Ryan E. Heppe and John Hyde.
"Circuit" originally focuses on the story of an intelligent and sentient robot 'Number 5' which later takes the name of 'Johnny 5'. It was starred by Ally Sheedy and Steve Guttenberg, whereas Johnny's voice was filled by Tim Blaney. It was released on May 9, 1986, while the sequel was let out two years later in 1988.