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No disassemble! Dimension Films' reboot of the classic 1986 film 'Short Circuit' has been languishing in development hell for quite some time but with the recent announcement that they are returning to square one with the project and signing director Tim Hill to oversee the project, it may signal the final warning alarm for the franchise.
Fans of the original film - a "soft sci-fi" comedy about a dangerous experimental military weapon who gains sentience after a lightning strike fuses some of his circuits - have been critical of the project from the very beginning when it was announced that 'Paul Blart: Mall Cop' director Steve Carr would be taking the reins, using a script from 'Robot Chicken' writer Dan Milano. Well, get ready to dust off that monkey's paw, because in a true case of "be careful what you wish for" they've been taken off the project and replaced with Hill, who's primary claim to fame is making cinematic masterpieces such as 'Garfield: A Tale of Two Kitties', 'Alvin and the Chipmunks', and the recent Easter Bunny film 'Hop'.
Dimension is still looking for a new screenwriter to tackle the script, but as one of the hottest properties they currently option, the studio is focusing on moving ahead with the series and bringing Johnny 5 to a whole new generation.