Short Circuit, the 1986 sci-fi film about an experimental military robot that is struck by lightning, is getting a remake by Spyglass Media Group.
Set to be penned by Eduardo Cisneros (Instructions Not Included) and Jason Shuman (Half Brothers), the pair will put a Latinx twist on the family film’s screenplay, according to Deadline.
Project X Entertainment’s James Vanderbilt, Paul Neinstein and William Sherak will produce with Rehab Entertainment’s John W. Hyde taking on an executive producer role alongside Terissa Kelton.
Spyglass’ production prexy Peter Oillataguerre and production veep Chris Stone will oversee the project.
The original 1986 film was directed by John Badham and starred Ally Sheedy, Steve Guttenberg and Fisher Stevens. It follows Number 5, one of a group of experimental military robots, who undergoes a sudden transformation after being struck by lightning.
The robot develops self-awareness, consciousness, and a fear of the reprogramming that awaits him back at the factory. With the help of a young woman, Number 5 tries to evade capture and convince his creator that he has truly become alive.