‘Short Circuit’ Remake Lands Writer Matt Lieberman

Tim Hill is attached to direct this remake of the 1986 classic about a robot who develops human emotions.

Short Circuit remake gets writer Matt Lieberman
Short Circuit remake gets writer Matt Lieberman
Dimension Films announced today that they have hired Matt Lieberman to pen their family film Short Circuit. Lieberman will work closely with already attached director Tim Hill (Hop, Alvin and the Chipmunks) in the reimagining of the 80s classic. Lieberman is a recent alumni of the Disney writers program. Details of the new take are currently being kept under wraps.

"Dimension has had great success with the Spy Kids family series which grossed over $500 million worldwide," said Bob Weinstein, co-chairman of The Weinstein Company (TWC). "We are looking for Short Circuit to be our next family franchise and are excited to be working with Matt Lieberman and Tim Hill, who has had great International success with Hop and Alvin and the Chipmunks."

David Foster, who produced the original, is producing with Ryan E. Heppe, John Hyde and Brian Manis.

Shooting is scheduled for the end of the year with a release in Summer 2013.

The deal was negotiated for Dimension Films by Adrian Lopez, VP of Business and Legal and Matthew Signer, SVP of Production and Creative Affairs; for the filmmakers by Brad Rosenfeld at Preferred Artists and Melissa Rogal at Lichter, Grossman, Nichols, Adler & Feldman, Inc. Lieberman is represented by Rosenfeld, Rogal and Adam Kolbrenner at Madhouse.

Short Circuit was released in 2013. The film is directed by Steve Carr.

Sources: Dimension Films

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Comments (5)

  1. sunrider

    yet another remake. where has the originality gone?

    3 years agoby @sunriderFlag

  2. the Narrator

    I grew up on the original, and while I'm not endeared to it, I see no point in this.

    3 years agoby @narratorFlag

  3. Playaplaya

    another remake? i guess if they get the righ actor for johny 5 its all good.

    3 years agoby @playaplayaFlag

  4. JonSpidey07

    same guy who wrote two bad movies? uh oh...

    3 years agoby @jonspidey07Flag

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