Do you think Hollywood will eventually remake every property that was even somewhat successful for them? Will there eventually be reboots of remakes? Well, here is yet another remake for you. Johnny 5 is going to be back on the big screen, and just as highly improbable as ever. I loved these movies as a kid. What kid didn’t want to have a robot as a friend? Johnny 5 seemed to be the answer to all those problems. All I need to do was steal a highly experimental robot from the government, and hope for a thunderstorm.
Carr is coming off the Kevin James hit “Paul Blart: Mall Cop.”
Scripted by Dan Milano (“Robot Chicken”), the remake is a robot reboot that brings the iconic Johnny 5 into the 21st century. Built by the military to be a highly sophisticated weapon, Johnny 5 develops a conscience and personality after being hit by lightning. He befriends a lonely boy and his fractured family.
David Foster and Ryan E. Heppe of David Foster Productions will produce with John Hyde of Rehab Entertainment. Jason Taragan, who partners with Carr in Rumpus Entertainment, will be exec producer.
“Short Circuit” fits into Dimension’s priority of making franchise films, a list that includes “Scream 4,” “Spy Kids 4,” “Clive Barker’s Hellraiser,” “Scanners” and “An American Werewolf in London.” The “Spy Kids” and “Hellraiser” films will be 3-D.
Carr is repped by ICM and Principato Young.
One last thing, can we get Guttenberg back for the reboot?