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Short Circuit / Terminator Mashup

Posted by LiveFor on March 9, 2010

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Short Circuit remake to be directed by guy who brought us Paul Blart

Posted by LiveFor on October 27, 2009

short_circuit_3Dimension Films has signed Steve Carr to direct Short Circuit, the remake of the 1986 sci-fi pic according to Variety.

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.

Instead of the comedy hi-jinks of Steve Guttenberg and a high tech robot, they’ve turned the story into a Lassie kind of thing.

They also mention that Johnny 5 is iconic so I take that to mean he will look like he did in the original films.

Anyone else thinking that this may be a bad idea?

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Weinstein talks Scanners, Hellraiser and An American Werewolf in London remakes

Posted by LiveFor on September 25, 2009

weinsteina_1130Bob Weinstein has said “I’m going back to doing what I do best,” that seems to mean going back to genre films for Dimension, with familiar faces onboard, such as Neve Campbell back for Scream 4, and a new emphasis on 3D.

Robert Rodriguez is writing “Spy Kids 4,” which he will direct in 3D. The movie will be made in partnership with Disney and will start shooting in March, Weinstein said.

In addition, the company wants to shoot “Halloween III” in 3D, aiming to release it in October 2010.

“I’m heading back to my franchise films,” Weinstein declared, citing plans to shoot sequels to “Hellraiser” and “Scanners” in 3D. Also on the slate are remakes of “Short Circuit” and “An American Werewolf in London.” “These films are our strength, and we are committed to doing them in style.”

The first two “Scream” pictures grossed more than $100 million each, while “Scream 3” grossed $89 million in the U.S.

Weinstein also said that “The Road” will open wide Nov. 25 in some 800 theaters.

In response to a query, Weinstein said, “There is no question that financing is readily available to produce and market these films.” He added: “I am eager to expand our scope in the 3D business.”

I think jumping on the 3D bandwagon is a bit silly as there is still no guarantee this is not just going to be a flash in the pan.

Plus Hellraiser and Scanners have probably been picked as they have chains flashing out to you and exploding heads to smash out at you. As for remaking An American Werewolf in London I really, wish they would leave that well alone.

What do you think about the list of remakes Dimension are working on?

Source: Variety

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