Dimension Films has signed Steve Carr to direct “Short Circuit,” the remake of the 1986 sci-fi pic.
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.
“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.