“Short Circuit” Remake Finds Director

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Tim Hill, of Alvin & the Chipmunks fame is near a deal to direct a remake of the film series Short Circuit. The series featured a wise robot by the name of Johnny 5 who intertwines with humans and becomes nearly one himself. The film has been in the works since 2009 and has yet to receive an official release date.

Movie plot: Number 5 of a group of experimental robots in a lab is electrocuted, suddenly becomes intelligent, and escapes.