"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.