Steve Carr'Paul Blart: Mall Cop' director Steve Carr has signed on to helm a remake of the 1986 sci-fi comedy classic 'Short Circuit.'

Variety reports that writer Dan Milano ('Robot Chicken') has also been enlisted by Dimension Films to modernize the film, which starred Ally Sheedy as a woman who stumbles on a military robot, Johnny 5, who flies the the military coop after he's struck by lightning, becomes self-aware, gains the ability to feel emotions and becomes partial to saying, "Johnny 5 is alive!" The original also starred Steve Guttenberg as the benevolent creator who goes in search of the AWOL Johnny 5.
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