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Number 5 Is Still Alive!! The New SHORT CIRCUIT Movie Has A Director Now...

Merrick here...
A while back we heard The Powers That Be were working to bring Number 5 back to theater screens. Now we know the director who'll help get him there: Steve Carr (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. [EDIT] "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.
...says Variety HERE. Back in 1986, the original SHORT CIRCUIT film was directed by John Badham (WARGAMES, SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER).

Two years later, a sequel was helmed by Kenneth Johnson (the V and ALIEN NATION TV shows).

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  • Oct. 27, 2009, 2:17 p.m. CST

    I thought this project was called WALL-E.

    by FlickaPoo

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 2:18 p.m. CST

    INPUT!

    by ebonic_plague

    I wonder what sort of quasi-racist caricature will befriend Johnny this time.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 2:18 p.m. CST

    HATED the original so I'm really not looking...

    by HarryCalder

    forward to the remake. And yes, Wall-E should have killed any further plans for this cinematic abortion.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 2:18 p.m. CST

    ...are anyone's pants blazing for this?

    by FlickaPoo

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 2:18 p.m. CST

    Oh, joy, another remake...zzzzzz...

    by Booster Gold Lives

    Hollywood is creatively bankrupt. I'm anticipating a MAC & ME remake within two years.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 2:19 p.m. CST

    More power to em

    by ballyhoo

    It's not like this is a sacred property or anything. They can rape all they want.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 2:20 p.m. CST

    But......

    by Jamie McBain

    Do we really need a Spy Kids 4?

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 2:20 p.m. CST

    I'm still waiting for...

    by ebonic_plague

    ...the Deadly Friend reboot. Or maybe a Small Wonder remake.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 2:20 p.m. CST

    ...no Steve Guttenberg no deal. HOW DARE YOU!

    by FlickaPoo

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 2:21 p.m. CST

    Out of curiosity...

    by Booster Gold Lives

    Are there any films that Hollywood has unofficially made off-limits to remakes, reboots, or "re-imaginings" of any kind? CITIZEN KANE? JAWS? BAMBI? Or are those in the hopper somewhere?

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 2:21 p.m. CST

    No!

    by Jamie McBain

    Anything but a Mac and Me remake! Especially one that maybe, in 3-D!

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 2:21 p.m. CST

    Cool, now we can get a CGI version of this bullshit!

    by AzulTool

    Even though I saw it several times theatrically when I was a child.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 2:23 p.m. CST

    ...but now he's a Predator Drone...just circles and...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...vaporizes kids and their troubled families from five thousand feet.<P>And talks to himself in the voice of John Wayne.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 2:26 p.m. CST

    They can't do a Mac and Me remake because..

    by DrMorbius

    they still have a Mac and Cheese movie on the back burner...

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 2:28 p.m. CST

    A MILK AND CHEESE MOVIE?!?

    by ebonic_plague

    Oh, wait, misread that, nevermind. <p> ...MERV GRIFFIN!!!

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 2:29 p.m. CST

    Not to be confused with MACK ON ME...

    by DrMorbius

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 2:29 p.m. CST

    An idea for a astromech droid movie

    by AnUsulDarkley

    A movie following another (not r2 d2) astromech droid as you percieve the SW galaxy through the droids eys. It could be call N0J5.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 2:30 p.m. CST

    "...nice software..."

    by DrMorbius

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 2:30 p.m. CST

    Just remake My Science Project

    by ominus

    and put again denis hopper as the hippie teacher.and have that muscle car with the turbine scene,running down the highway to stop that electrical pulse. <p>i prefer the above than a remake of Short Circuit

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 2:31 p.m. CST

    Jon Conner kills him in the first five minutes

    by AzulTool

    OOOOHHH, GOOD FOR YOU!!!!

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 2:31 p.m. CST

    Hey, if they do get Steven G. back, I might just be interested..

    by HarryCalder

    Also, where's the new Police Academy movie I thought I'd heard about? And what about the Cocoon remake?! That's GOT to be on some a-hole's project development list... Let the Guttenberg resurgence commence!

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 2:33 p.m. CST

    After Short Circuit, they'll remake D.A.R.Y.L.

    by djbmike81

    Data Analysing Robot Youth Lifeform (DARYL) would be a cheap remake, so I'm suprised they haven't done it, or Flight of the Navigator.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 2:33 p.m. CST

    Just because I grew up in the 80's...

    by alienindisguise

    doesn't mean all the fucking movies from that decade need to be remade, rebooted and whatever else the fucking studios wanna call it! Number 5 may be alive but creativity in Hollywood sure the fuck isn't. LAME!

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 2:34 p.m. CST

    How about a remake of Elctra Woman and Dyna Girl

    by AnUsulDarkley

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 2:34 p.m. CST

    ...I want to see Guttenberg in a Tarantino flick...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...top notch ironic career resuscitation I say.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 2:36 p.m. CST

    All sexy and suggestive

    by AnUsulDarkley

    Take into a very dark place like Batman Begins and The Dark Knight.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 2:36 p.m. CST

    ...they just did FLIGHT OF THE NAVIGATOR...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...it was a silver balloon craft this time.<P>Lame ending though.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 2:37 p.m. CST

    is Del Toro too busy?

    by lockesbrokenleg

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 2:37 p.m. CST

    Police Academy Reboot....

    by jaysin420

    Somebody's gotta be working on this right?

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 2:38 p.m. CST

    A Perfectly Symphony of Talentless Shits

    by Aquatarkusman

    The laughless and the artless! Simpatico!

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 2:39 p.m. CST

    Anusuldarkley...

    by damned-dirty-ape

    Speaking of batman, take a look at batman: vanishing on superhero hype. I found that an intriguing look into batmans psyche.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 2:40 p.m. CST

    However...

    by AnUsulDarkley

    I do like the writing on Robot Chicken so there is a possibility of me catching it on HBO down the road. It might work especially at the end a short circuit causes the robot to wipe out the family he had befriended. Then the military moves in at the end to retreve the robot and we see and hear and officer saying into a cell phone "Yes sir, it worked exactly as programmed.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 2:40 p.m. CST

    Seriously make a requel to the Last Starfighter

    by ominus

    a remake/sequel to that movie,does have potential for greatness.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 2:40 p.m. CST

    sure it isn't sacred ground

    by tomdolan04

    and it's cool to rag on Guttenburg et al but it's a laugh, was original on it's on merits, has many quotable lines between 1&2 (as I'm sure this TB will testify), were deliciously non-pc and features that classic casual 80's PG swearing which subsequent removal for modern day kids films represents a lot more than the curse words being lost. <p> The remake will attempt to be a serious attempt to be a franchise of two dumb 'take them for what they are' cult movies. Jesus wept.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 2:41 p.m. CST

    Yeah, Tarantino could do some great things with "The Gute"

    by HarryCalder

    A role like "Zed" from PF, but much, much more twisted... The Gute would shine in a role like that.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 2:42 p.m. CST

    As long as he says...

    by damned-dirty-ape

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 2:42 p.m. CST

    Wow, forgot about My Science Project . . .

    by Nice Marmot

    . . . haven't seen it in years. Am I correct in remembering a pretty damn realistic T-Rex? Or was I just too impressionable? I know for a fact they blew the fuck out of it w/ machine guns.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 2:42 p.m. CST

    NO! DISASSEMBLE!!!

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    * YAWN *

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 2:42 p.m. CST

    ...that's exactly what I was thinking.

    by FlickaPoo

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 2:43 p.m. CST

    AS long as he says

    by damned-dirty-ape

    Los locos kick your ass, los locos kick your face, los locos kick your balls into uter space!!! i'll be happy

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 2:43 p.m. CST

    RE: "is Del Toro too busy?"

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    Yeah, he's working on a little project you may have heard about. It's called THE HOBBIT.<P>Now, do fuck off.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 2:45 p.m. CST

    ...this would be better if Johnny-5 is already deployed...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...in Afghanistan or some place like that and befriends a local boy.<P>I was kidding, but now I'm serious...that could be a good movie.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 2:46 p.m. CST

    YOUR MOTHER WAS A SNOWBLOWER!

    by CatVutt

    That's all I really remember. Oh, and I was dating a chick named Stephanie shortly after it came out, so I often said 'Input, Stephanie, Input!' whenever I wanted a blowjob.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 2:46 p.m. CST

    Gone with the Wind

    by AnUsulDarkley

    Should be up for a remake about now. I don't believe the original was accurate or long enough.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 2:48 p.m. CST

    Didn't the first one have..

    by damned-dirty-ape

    The Gutt and Lt Harris?

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 2:48 p.m. CST

    Jesus, John Badham directed "Saturday Night Fever..."

    by HarryCalder

    I just went to IMDB to confirm that hack was the original's director and had TOTALLY FORGOTTEN he'd also directed SNF... Wow. That and "Stakeout" are actually pretty watchable. But almost everything else that guy has touched just reeks of mediocrity.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 2:48 p.m. CST

    MNG - GEE REALLY I NEVER KNEW THAT

    by lockesbrokenleg

    He's been working on it for 2 plus years now, and there's still no casting, drawings for it yet? GOOD JOB DEL!

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 2:51 p.m. CST

    harry calder

    by Shakes

    what about doing a Cocoon remake, with Gutenberg playing one of the old guys?

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 2:52 p.m. CST

    My inner child prefers Short Circuit to ET.

    by Knuckleduster

    I mean, he has a friggen lazer.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 2:53 p.m. CST

    Part 2

    by tohn007

    The funniest/cheesiest part of the sequel is at the end when the Indian dude is trying to re-vive Johnny 5, and he screams to the heavens "COME ON JOHNNY"! That shit is hilarious.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 2:55 p.m. CST

    KEEP THE ROBOT'S LOOKS BASICALLY THE SAME

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    BIG LOB!!!!!

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 2:56 p.m. CST

    While on the subject of kid-fronted classics...

    by HB_Dad

    ... why not do a remake of explorers. However, this time, the Tilt-A-Whirl car encounters hostile aliens! LOL

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 2:57 p.m. CST

    Johnny Five is a ripoff of Wall-E Dammit!

    by HB_Dad

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 2:59 p.m. CST

    Shakes: Don't think he's quite old enough yet...

    by HarryCalder

    ...But The Gute could play a mean-spirited attendant at the old folks' home who gets beaten down pretty fiercely by one of our heros, maybe played by Doris Roberts, after she's taken a dip in the alien-egg-filled pool...

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 3 p.m. CST

    HARRY AND THE HENDERSONS remake

    by lockesbrokenleg

    Get it done!

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 3:03 p.m. CST

    JESUS CHRIST THIS WILL BE AWFUL

    by supercowbell5THECOWBELLHASSPOKEN

    WHY? WHY DO WE NEED ANOTHER ONE OF THESE? IM EMBARASSED TO HAVE LOVED THAT MOVIE AS A KID!!! BUT I DID GET ONE OF MY FIRST BONERS TO ALLY SHEEDY!!!

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 3:04 p.m. CST

    lockesbrokenleg...FUCK THAT!...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...I'm not sure you can top Harry for non CG facial expressions.<P>Granted, I haven't seen it in twenty years...and don't plan to re-visit anytime soon.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 3:04 p.m. CST

    I'll see it.

    by REVENGE_of_FETT

    I have the original on Blu-ray and although cheesy, it's still a cute little movie with an amazingly articulated robot.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 3:05 p.m. CST

    "Requel"

    by ebonic_plague

    If that isn't a real word yet, it damn well should be.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 3:06 p.m. CST

    ...my Afghanistan idea is solid. It could be funny...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...sad...if played right it could be a huge hit all over the world.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 3:06 p.m. CST

    ...sort of a KITE RUNNER, but with robots...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...and therefore better.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 3:07 p.m. CST

    R 2 D 2 need work!

    by lockesbrokenleg

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 3:09 p.m. CST

    NEED A NEW FRANCHISE

    by Player01

    For fuck's sake, what's wrong with hollywood? Where are the fucking new ideas?

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 3:09 p.m. CST

    remake, reboot, or sequel?

    by BigTexas42

    what's it gonna be? Oh wait, I just remembered, I don't really care. When is Ghostbusters 3 comming out?

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 3:10 p.m. CST

    Saw VI

    by josh0rama

    I can't believe that there hasn't been a single writer on this site to talk about/review Saw VI. I get that a lot of people are finding this series tired/tedious but to ignore it completely seems rude. Not only to readers of the site who would like to discuss/read about the film but to the phenomenon itself. This is a geek site and Saw is the most successful franchise in the history of film. Love it or loath it it deserved to be discussed. Doesn't it?

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 3:10 p.m. CST

    Short Circuit Reboot > Scream 4...

    by Mrhazard

    Who the hell is greenlighting these projects tho???

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 3:12 p.m. CST

    I hope that boy and his fractured family....

    by jimmy_009

    ... can learn to trust and, just maybe, love each other once again through the powerful teachings of a zany and lovable robot friend. Fucking christ, are you kidding me?

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 3:13 p.m. CST

    Really, lockes?

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    Cause they've been writing the script and developing the production. Del Toro has even commented on their initial designs for Smaug.<P>What other B.S. do you have for us today?

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 3:16 p.m. CST

    500 Megabytes of Memory

    by Alientoast

    500Megs used to be a ton of RAM in 1986 and 1988. In 86 your average home PC probably had RAM measured in kilobytes, not megabytes. I think our 286 from the late 80s had 1 meg of RAM. That's part of the fun of science fiction, though...they will usually contain something that seems totally amazing 30+ years ago seems quaint and antiquidated today, but will also include something that still is not possible (ie, self-aware androids). As for the shoulder laser weapon, only top Pentagon Brass know for sure! Gotta love progress!

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 3:17 p.m. CST

    Flicka: I do like the Afghanistan angle...

    by HarryCalder

    ...but only if the robot ends up joining a Pashtun tribe and the rest of the film is a studied, incisive look at that culture. The last shot: Johnny-5 trundling along a dusty, rutted road, rolls over an IED... and is obliterated. Not a dry eye in the house.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 3:18 p.m. CST

    Is Fisher Stevens gonna do the voice?

    by thelordofhell

    Last thing I saw that dude in was a camera commercial starring Aston Kuchner.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 3:20 p.m. CST

    Totally off-topic: isn't the "IT" animation on the upper left...

    by HarryCalder

    ...a repeater? Haven't I seen that one before? Have those animations ever shown up more than once? Am I that much of a noob not to have noticed?

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 3:20 p.m. CST

    Apparently the gates of Hell have opened.

    by The Reluctant Austinite

    This is the only explanation I have for either this or "The Tooth Fairy."

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 3:21 p.m. CST

    Wouldn't you like to be a Pepper too?

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    Short Circuit...one of THE most shameless product placement films of the 80's (along with Mac & Me).<BR><BR>"It's alllllllllllll-RIGHTA!"

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 3:21 p.m. CST

    The Gates of Hell also brought us--

    by The Reluctant Austinite

    The Bob Dylan Christmas album. Christmas is a-changin'. Satan, get thee back to the pit!

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 3:22 p.m. CST

    The "It" animation has been done before

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    But it's a damn cool one. "We FLOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAATTTTTTT!!!!!!"

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 3:22 p.m. CST

    ...would it be better if Johhny-5 starts out as a combat...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...model or an anti-IED model?<P>Combat model gives you the charm/creeps of the boy hanging out with this dangerous robot.<P>IED de-activation model telegraphs the ending and would have you on the edge of your seat.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 3:24 p.m. CST

    Did I read that right?

    by vin_diggler

    Are they going to remake American werewolf in London?

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 3:24 p.m. CST

    SHORT CIRCUIT+KITE RUNNER+HURT LOCKER=

    by FlickaPoo

    ...a timely gold mine.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 3:25 p.m. CST

    Elijah Wood for Short Circut.

    by lockesbrokenleg

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 3:27 p.m. CST

    Hmmm... tough call on combat vs. anti-IED

    by HarryCalder

    I like both directions. But the "ironic" ending set up right from the start is too hard to pass up. So I'd go with anti-IED.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 3:29 p.m. CST

    Michael Bay should direct Short Circuit!

    by themikejonas

    I'd pay good money to see Number 5 hump Tricia Helfer.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 3:29 p.m. CST

    Paul Blart was a masterpiece...

    by KubrickFan69

    I'm glad they're taking this serious and hired an A list director. Ugh............ This is going to be DOA.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 3:30 p.m. CST

    ...instead of a laser he should have one of those new...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...sticky foam cannons...at least five solid masturbation jokes right there...

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 3:38 p.m. CST

    HULK HOGAN SIGNS WITH TNA!

    by jaysin420

    If that aintcoolnews, I don't know what is.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 3:40 p.m. CST

    ...we've been having fun with this, but...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...I think if treated right a SHORT CIRCUIT type thing could be a classic contemporary kid's movie.<P>Maybe a little more serious than THE IRON GIANT...and like IRON GIANT have it deal with some serious themes...war etc.<P>Things are a lot different than they were in the 80's...robots really are used in war to kill people. This could be good. It won't be...but it should be.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 3:43 p.m. CST

    Oy

    by The 6th Conchord

    I used to joke about them remaking this; my gibes are prescient! Bring on the Space Camp reboot!

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 3:43 p.m. CST

    What is with the "greatest hits" with Harry animations

    by skimn

    this week..Ghostbusters, IT...I'm suprised there hasn't been a Paranormal Activity one by now...

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 3:46 p.m. CST

    skimn

    by finky089

    I assume it's a halloween theme

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 3:47 p.m. CST

    Hey Steve Carr! Your mother was a SNOWBLOWER!

    by finky089

    Newton Crosby, PHD

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 3:48 p.m. CST

    "IT" animation does rock... and it's scary...

    by HarryCalder

    so very appropriate for this time of year. Well done, whoever you are who supplies these animations.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 3:52 p.m. CST

    Another reeeeeeeboot...

    by Black Jack iii

    Hollywood has become The Chicago Cubs of the film industry. Put a mediocre crappy product in an over-priced funhouse and fill the seats with drunk idiots. They dont NEED to try, "we" make it far too easy for them not to - minimal effort STILL = max profit. Shame shame.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 3:53 p.m. CST

    Yes, all kidding aside, a thoughtful film about unmanned

    by HarryCalder

    killing machines, as a kid-friendly piece, could be amazing. Iron Giant is probably about as close as we'll ever get to such a thing, at least from the U.S. film industry.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 3:54 p.m. CST

    Lets see,

    by skimn

    Lonely boy finds runaway military robot, teaches it about rock and roll, video games and good 'ol fun. Kid brings "friend" to school, hijinks ensue. Becomes target of military search. Teaches family the importance of love and togetherness..fade out.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 3:55 p.m. CST

    Why do they remake all the shitty 80's movies?

    by lockesbrokenleg

    Have they run out of dark film ideas so now they have to go ruin 80's films and make THEM dark?

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 3:59 p.m. CST

    Or it mates with a PS3

    by skimn

    and tries to take over the world...

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 4:01 p.m. CST

    no, no, look, here's how it goes:

    by frankenfickle

    "damaged" robot found in the field by young boy, who happens to be the son of major terrorist leader. brings robot home, robot teaches son that not all americans are bad by screening videos of relief efforts, etc. son tries to convince dad. gets sooo close, but then an errant bomb strike occurs and dad decides to attack america. cut to dark room where remote operators sit, watching this all unfold. they've been puppeting the "autonomous" robot the whole time, trying to get the terrorist to change his ways. "oh well, we tried," says the commander in charge of the operators. "go to plan b." johnny 5's eyes glow red and he sprouts guns and kills everyone in the whole place. it's basically a horror movie that terrorists would show their kids on terrorist halloween, i guess.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 4:07 p.m. CST

    frankenfickle, that's the Lars von Trier version.

    by FlickaPoo

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 4:10 p.m. CST

    YES! A MOVIE BASED ON A MOVIE!

    by The Gospel According to Bastardface

    This is genius! Why base a movie on a script! Or a book! Or an event! Base all movies on other movies! More remakes, please!

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 4:14 p.m. CST

    Oh for the love of fuck?!

    by KMKhaine

    josh0rama: “Saw is the most successful franchise in the history of film” Dude, I’m usually on some pretty good shit but apparently I need to meet your fracking dealer. That, or you were trying to be funny… <P> OK, I know there is a great lack of talent in the bid'ness these days. But SC?! Really?! <P> even more disturbing... what was the Hellraiser bit? 1&2 were fanfuckingtastic (actually 4 wasn't all bad in a cheese kinda way). But all others have sucked golf balls through garden hoses! Come on hollywood! At least PRETEND to try!

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 4:15 p.m. CST

    Uh Robot Chicken isn't something to be proud of...

    by TheWaqman

    I'd actually have preferred it if you said the scriptwriter was an unknown 19 year old fuck you snatched from the Burger King cash register.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 4:15 p.m. CST

    ...OK, back to jokes. Why are these killer robots...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...always all life affirming when they become conscious?<P>My money says this thing gets struck by lightning, wakes up, and promptly starts drinking and sex offending.<P>Sure, he loooooves the little boy...

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 4:17 p.m. CST

    FlickaPoo

    by AnUsulDarkley

    I like the creepy/charm angle. Never knowing when the robot might snap and go on a killing spree is the way to go.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 4:17 p.m. CST

    Here we go again..

    by pumaman

    Pointless fucking remake. On another ( happier )note, I just heard that crazy UK, bearded actor Brian Blessed ( Flash Gordon ) is thinking of re-locating to New Zealand for the next couple of years. I'm thinking this has to be for a role in The Hobbit...? There is no-one on Gods Green Earth better suited to fit the part of Thorin Oakenshield than that man.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 4:28 p.m. CST

    josh0rama

    by lockesbrokenleg

    I think James Bond is the most successful film franchise ever. It has 22 movies! 22 fucking movies! Saw has SIX. Hell even Trek has more movies.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 4:30 p.m. CST

    remakes!!

    by BlackBriar

    Its going to be a kids, movie watch!!!

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 4:32 p.m. CST

    Why?!?

    by Mr.FTW

    Sript by the Robot Chicken guy, dirrect by the Paul Blart guy, a reboot of a subpar Steve Gutenberg vehicle? Who the hell would or would want to see this?

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 4:32 p.m. CST

    Does A.I. require lots of RAM? I mean, really?

    by Royston Lodge

    After all, it's not like he has to render beautiful CGI worlds in high-definition at 30 frames per second.<p> How much RAM do you need to figure out forward, reverse, left, right, comedy gold, right & wrong, etc.?

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 4:33 p.m. CST

    FlickaPoo: You get a no-prize for that post.

    by Royston Lodge

    "promptly starts drinking and sex offending"<p> SHORT CIRCUIT: STARRING BENDER!

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 4:37 p.m. CST

    I am standing here beside myself?

    by Annie The Pod Racer

    I hope Kal Penn gets the part for Ben. Anyone know anybody better? Doubtfull...

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 4:38 p.m. CST

    Royston...did you see the article below?

    by FlickaPoo

    ...they're making your RED DAWN remake idea...

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 4:43 p.m. CST

    "Saw is the most successful franchise in the history of film."

    by The Garbage Man

    By what metric, exactly? Because it's not by foreign, domestic, or total box office and it sure as hell isn't by critical reception. <p>It's strange (but not unheard of) for AICN to completely ignore a major release though, I'll give you that.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 4:46 p.m. CST

    The Biggest E.T. Rip-Off

    by Ryang

    Screw Short Circuit.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 4:55 p.m. CST

    I hope they darken up another white guy

    by judge dredds fresh undies

    and get him to use a dubious stereotypical accent in this one. Fisher Stevens had a bit part in the last season of lost... Steve Gutenberg went from working with Gregory Peck and Laurence Olivier to staring in Panto in Bromley. That is one impressive career freefall!

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 4:57 p.m. CST

    Saw Most Successful

    by josh0rama

    I meant horror franchise. Sorry about that. I posted this same message last night on the talkback for the new Tron poster, an article which disappeared shortly after it was posted. When I re-typed it I left out the word horror by mistake. I'm just wondering why AICN would completely ignore a major release like this. Feels like sabotage.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 5:02 p.m. CST

    May Guttenberg Strike You Down!!!!

    by Hint_of_Smegma

    Infidels.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 5:10 p.m. CST

    Fuck Guttenburg...Ally Sheedy gotta eat bitches

    by conspiracy

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 5:11 p.m. CST

    Not the most successful horror franchise either.

    by The Garbage Man

    It's bested by the Lecter movies, Jaws, Alien, and Friday the 13th. Personally I'd throw The Santa Clause franchise in there, too... oh, the horror... <p>I'd guess less sabotage and more burnout on the Saw movies and the torture genre in general.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 5:12 p.m. CST

    Sure you post this SHIT

    by TiPPiDa

    And yet there's nothing about Damon and Brolin doing "TRUE GRIT" with the Cohen Bros'.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 5:13 p.m. CST

    Racism?

    by Toonol

    Making fun of other cultures isn't racist. It's xenophobic. Sure, it's usually stupid, but it's only racist if you think that race and culture are the same... which is a racist belief in itself.<p> For instance, you could mock Middle Eastern countries without thinking that any of their craziness has any racial basis. That wouldn't be racism. Similarly, making fun of a foreign accent may be juvenile and stupid, but isn't racist. Bigoted, perhaps, but not necessarily racist.

  • What a list to be proud of. And now we add add Short Circuit to its ranks of unoriginality.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 5:15 p.m. CST

    Saw?

    by Toonol

    I don't think it's anywhere near the most successful. It's just the most RECENT horror franchise. I don't know why aicn ignored it, but on the other hand, what is there to say about it?

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 5:16 p.m. CST

    saw?.. really?

    by KMKhaine

    josh0rama: come on F13 or Elf street have got to be more successful. Unless you are talking unadjusted money makers then perhaps saw... but whatever... A preqoot of SC is an asstacular idea. Unless they have it center around someone as cute as young Ally Sheedy was at the time. And more software footage. Then I'll download it at least.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 5:18 p.m. CST

    If by some freak accident...

    by SoylentGreenOnACracker

    Lightinging strikes again mid way thru and turns him back into a killing machine, taking out the family plus and ending with a Predator like detonation (complete with goofy laugh and screaming "number five is alive" upon explosion) then count my ass in.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 5:20 p.m. CST

    Hellraiser remake? WHY???!!!!

    by Ray Gamma

    What, as they say, the fuck?

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 5:22 p.m. CST

    "Saw is the most successful franchise in the history of film."

    by supercowbell5THECOWBELLHASSPOKEN

    L-O-L

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 5:29 p.m. CST

    Harry Potter remake - THIS JUST IN:

    by Ray Gamma

    Dimension Films announced today a planned remake of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone starring Zac Efron. A remake of the remake is planned for later this week, starring Cole Sprouse.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 5:34 p.m. CST

    EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

    by The_Crimson_King

    from the director of Paul Blart Mall Cop? this is going to be God awful....

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 5:35 p.m. CST

    Johnny 5 Vs. Paulie's Robot

    by TurdontheRun

    Clash of the 80's titans. Fresh from his success in Rocky 7, Paulie's Robot could appear in the Short Circuit remake. Great opportunity for cross-franchise pollination. It could be like the Marvel Comics crossovers. Stallone missed a trick by by not capitalizing on the iconic nature of Paulie's Robot back in the 80's - there could have been a lot of great merchandising spin-offs. Now is the time to re-address this missed opportunity.<p>Next up - Paulie's Robot Vs. Mega Shark.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 5:36 p.m. CST

    Dick In Ass

    by DickInAss

    Dick In Ass.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 5:40 p.m. CST

    JOHNNY SIX!

    by lockesbrokenleg

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 5:52 p.m. CST

    SHORT CIRCUIT: STAYING ALIVE

    by FlickaPoo

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 5:52 p.m. CST

    I am thinking she is a virgin. At least she used to be.

    by Nem_Wan

    If they CG this instead building a real robot, at least make it a physically possible design with current technology. Number 5 should be a real machine and the only magic is his mind.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 6:03 p.m. CST

    Hey that robot looks just like Wall-E!

    by Crooooooow

    How dare they rip off a Pixar movie 20 years before it was made!!

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 6:07 p.m. CST

    "You will be awarded the cake!"

    by Triple_J_72

    hehe ... That line still cracks me up.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 6:25 p.m. CST

    SHORT CIRCUIT LIVES!!!

    by kbarber29

    Should be a continuation not a reboot, but I'll take a Short Circuit film any way I can get it!

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 6:30 p.m. CST

    Short Circut became a U.S. Citizen in 2

    by lockesbrokenleg

    Maybe in 3, he can be Obama's bodyguard, or a Mall cop?

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 6:34 p.m. CST

    I dont think I want another Johnny 5

    by ltgalloway

    I don't see what can be gained by this. The originals hold a special place in my heart because they captured a time when I was still young, and now I can look back at them with fondness for my youth. Also, the story didn't leave anything left to tell as far as I'm concerned. If its intended for the younger generation I have doubts that they will buy in to the Johnny 5 I remember. And if they modernize it then why even bother keeping the name? All I can see is an attempt to cash in here, but perhaps I'm just short sighted. I guess I'll have to wait for more input.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 6:34 p.m. CST

    Ally Sheedy played a dude on an episode of "Psyche"

    by AzulTool

    I mean, I guess she did. I've never actually seen "Psyche", but IMDB lists her as playing a character named Mr. Yang. Which raises a few more questions. Anyway, it looks like she's getting steady work. Good for her, I thought she was cute in War Games.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 6:48 p.m. CST

    If this ever happened I'd join up with the Chinese

    by AsimovDiedOfAIDS

    They're going to rule the world sooner or later anyway, the USA coming completely apart would only speed the process.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 6:48 p.m. CST

    Dammit! Wrong TB

    by AsimovDiedOfAIDS

    Sorry.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 6:54 p.m. CST

    The Plan appears dumb.

    by liesandpicturesofalsolies

    Since I can't post in the Herc thread I'm posting here. The Plan is fairly shallow and obvious, we get a retread of all the stuff we already liked about bsg that they mess up with their new stuff, and they already messed the series up and they can't heal the terrible rift no matter what. Olmos thinks there is gonna be more BSG but I really hope he's wrong, they're just twisting the knife in our back with more force. Let this version of BSG die. Bryan Singer makes a terrible movie that makes us nostalgic for the second original and we'll all rent the seasons up until it starts to unravel after the boxing episode and say, "My what a show that was." Past tense.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 6:58 p.m. CST

    didnt this already happen this year, it was called WALL.E

    by winteralfs

    Yeah i Said it

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 6:59 p.m. CST

    NO REBOOT JOHNNY 5!!!!!!

    by br1947

    Damn it, just make it a sequel!!! It's 20 years later, he got rid of the gold plating for some reason, got a wifi connection, amassed all the knowledge of the internet, became Skynet, conquered the world and screams "KNEEL BEFORE NUMBER FIVE! OR NUMBER FIVE DISASSEMBLE!!!!!"

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 7:02 p.m. CST

    Even shit from the 80's is being milked? Wow. Just wow.

    by Onin Solstice

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 7:10 p.m. CST

    Short Circuit: The Reckoning...

    by AnUsulDarkley

    Jonnie five is alive. And pissed.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 7:11 p.m. CST

    Pretty in Pink

    by AnUsulDarkley

    Starring Miley Cyrus. Fast track it.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 7:13 p.m. CST

    Real Science 2: Sexy B4 Dawn

    by AnUsulDarkley

    With Scarlett Johannson.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 7:14 p.m. CST

    But what I want more than anything

    by AnUsulDarkley

    is a remake of The Passion of the Christ with more flogging.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 7:18 p.m. CST

    In this movie, Johnny 5...

    by Gus Van Rant

    Dies of AIDS.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 7:22 p.m. CST

    Who's Johnny?

    by vin_diggler

    She said and tried to look the other way... Who they gonna get to remix the theme song? Oh for the sake of pete this is bad!

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 7:34 p.m. CST

    I've got a throbbing...

    by The_Crimson_King

    Rene Belloq 12 inch figure!

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 7:42 p.m. CST

    Mudface 2.0

    by BenJahrvi

    I nominate myself as the obligatory jew in mudface Fisher Stevens needs a lifetime Oscar for that role

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 7:50 p.m. CST

    Kinda like the original, thought the sequel was zzzzz.

    by Sal_Bando

    They don't REALLY wanna do this though, do they?? really? WHY?

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 7:51 p.m. CST

    in hollywood there slogan is

    by Phategod2

    The 21st century, The new 80's.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 7:56 p.m. CST

    MAFUNCTION.....NEED INPUT

    by doom master

    SHIT? WHERE SEE SHIT? OH! ...THIS REBOOT IDEA SUCKS YHERE SEE SHIT.... DISSASEMBLE YES! DISSASEMBLE!

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 7:59 p.m. CST

    I'm there opening night

    by tohn007

    Hell as long as Lenny from Laverne and Shirley is in it. Count my ass in!

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 8:18 p.m. CST

    Jesus

    by josh0rama

    It's well known that the Saw franchise is the most profitable horror franchise in unadjusted dollars. It's a yearly event that people can't seem to get enough of. I went to the midnight screening and it was full of cheers and applause. I think it's worth talking about. I'm just surprised AICN has not mentioned the movie at all since it's release. Yes, many other franchises are better films and more beloved. I'm a fan of the Saw series but it's certainly not the best franchise ever. Just thought I'd spark some talk.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 8:37 p.m. CST

    Number 6 will tickle your clit!

    by future help

    it's still alive...even without using a pill!

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 8:41 p.m. CST

    Really?

    by yodaismyhomie

    The first one was ok...the 2nd was horrible. Why reboot this? Today's generation will automatically compare it to Wall*E so it will flop. I agree with whoever mentioned doing a Last Starfighter movie. The original was great. The CGI may look horrible today, but at the time it was awesome! They could easily make a new one OR make a sequel to the original...then again, Stargate Universe just used their idea of a video game to find the person they need....

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 8:52 p.m. CST

    DATED

    by lockesbrokenleg

    First movie. So dated. Second movie - abysmal.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 8:54 p.m. CST

    WE WANT 'THE DIRT BIKE KID' REMAKE NOW!!!

    by The Gospel According to Bastardface

    Come on, someone needs to remake that! It was amazing! And 'THE BOY WHO COULD FLY!' And 'BATTERIES NOT INCLUDED' And 'HONEY, I SHRUNK THE KIDS!" <p> REMAKES! REMAKES! REMAKES! I LOVE 'EM!!

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 9:04 p.m. CST

    We are such stuck up whiney bitches..

    by vin_diggler

    I include myself in this comment. I admit, I was disgusted about learning of this remake and even commented about it. But now that I have had time to think about it, who gives a shit? I don't care about this movie! I saw it once or twice as a kid and then forgot about it. It was a mediocre film at the time and it is basically unknown now. Go ahead, remake it, let a whole new generation enjoy an unoriginal yet touching story. Come on now, are you really that upset they are remaking this film? All in all, it was a throw away story to begin with, I say take the ball and run with it!

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 9:05 p.m. CST

    Hey as long as...

    by radio1_mike

    we are making remaking... Why don't they remake Baby...The Last Dinosaur...?

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 9:09 p.m. CST

    How would you know that, Gus?

    by Chief Redcock

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 9:19 p.m. CST

    Kids today will have no fucking clue who Johnie 5 is

    by ricarleite2

    And will accuse it to be a WALL-E ripoff.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 9:26 p.m. CST

    Also, we all love Paul Blart, but

    by ricarleite2

    the original french movie to which Paul Blart was a remake of was much superior. Yet, the novel was superior to both.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 9:57 p.m. CST

    and the Spider Man 4 villian isssss.......(rymes with)

    by future help

    http://www.latinoreview.com/news/and-the-villian-for-spider-man-4-is-8374

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 9:59 p.m. CST

    Short Circuit 3: Ally Sheedy Strikes Back

    by Little Beavis

    Ally's still one hot milf!

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 9:59 p.m. CST

    The Fall of the Republic The Presidency of Barack H. Obama

    by Spazatronik2000

    http://tinyurl.com/yl8wc8z

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 10:02 p.m. CST

    Oh noes!!! Didn't even know! CGI J5 will be.

    by Damien Chowder

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 10:22 p.m. CST

    BRING BACK POWERS BOOTHE, DAMNIT !!!!

    by Grooveraider

    And change the title to "Dawn of the Red" ^_^

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 10:28 p.m. CST

    AzulTool

    by thelordofhell

    Mr. Yang was the alias of the killer. The police didn't know it was really a woman doing it all. It was all part of her deception.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 10:37 p.m. CST

    Short Circuit and Short Circuit 2 are childhood favorites

    by SoylentMean

    I'm not sure we need to see them remade, but whatever, I've got the original films. Here's hoping for the super deluxe special double decker insano awesome edition Blu-rays for the original films!

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 10:42 p.m. CST

    Do a shot-for-shot remake of Hurt Locker but with Johnny-5.

    by Flim Springfield

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 10:43 p.m. CST

    Rocky VS Johnny 5

    by lockesbrokenleg

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 10:44 p.m. CST

    Where the frack did Gutt's eyebrows go??

    by Somerichs

    He was on Veronica Mars for a season and the dude seriously had no eyebrows...i've been wondering ever since what the hell happened to them...kinda freaky lookin...

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 11:06 p.m. CST

    idonotseekabanning

    by josh0rama

    I've read a lot of media articles over the past few years that have stated that given Saw's meager 11 million dollar budgets and their ability to churn out a sequel every year and continue to generate big returns it's been called hollywoods most successful horror franchise. The point of bringing this up was not how much money the films have made but why there hasn't been a single article or review about the movie this weekend on this website. The fact that they make one of these every year and that they are popular deserves discussion for film fanatics whether they like the movies or not. Am I wrong? Isn't their anyone on here who thinks these movies are fun?

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 11:18 p.m. CST

    Fisher Stevens

    by Aaronthenia

    Remake My Science Project too. Both movies had Fisher Stevens. Bring Vinnie back from Brooklyn.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 11:24 p.m. CST

    Tegan & Sara's Sainthood cd is out today

    by Meadowe

    Go and get it. I'm three songs into it, it's ok so for, hopefully it's as good as The Con.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 11:59 p.m. CST

    Saw 6 > Paranormal activity

    by IHaveSeenEveryEpisodeOfPrisonBreak

    I was so excited to see Paranormal activity, and it was trash. Then I did my yearly ritual of seeing another saw movie. I know they are stupid and nonsensical, but I still enjoy them for what they are. Then all of the suddend, Part 6 actually made sense of everything in parts 1 - 5 and was FAR better than expected. Not perfect, but better than expected. And yes, it is the best Part six since Jason Lives!

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 12:01 a.m. CST

    idonotseekabanning

    by josh0rama

    Paranormal Activity definitely had it's part to play for sure. Saw movies are gross and can definitely be goofy. But the fact that they are around every year is interesting. They depict such crazy unbelievable violence, their plots are convoluted and bug nuts for sure. But people love themselves some Saw and it's quite the fun little franchise to just sit back and enjoy. They are so serialized and I think that is a blast to watch the absurdity and let yourself get into the to be continued ha ha ha atmosphere of the whole phenomenon. It just seems like people aren't allowing themselves that pleasure.

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 12:05 a.m. CST

    Iron Giant

    by DarthCorleone

    A weapon that befriends a lonely boy and his fractured family.

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 12:05 a.m. CST

    A Gus Van Rant and Chief Redcock sighting!!!

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    The mysterious feud continues!!!

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 12:11 a.m. CST

    Cute boy robot plugs his cord into cute girl robot's outlet

    by FeralAngel

    ...and that's how sequels are born, kids.

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 12:15 a.m. CST

    Freddy's Dead

    by josh0rama

    Cooler than Jason Lives

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 12:26 a.m. CST

    I'll pass, I got my cute robot fix with Astro Boy

    by FeralAngel

    Which was actually a fun movie. Sucks that it bombed in the states. At least it's number one in China. Don't know why the hell I'm rambling like this. Anyhoo, I saw Short Circuit on DVD or something years ago...and it was a pretty stupid movie. So I don't get why it's getting a remake. Have film-makers found a way to do a BETTER stupid movie or something? For christ sakes, there are unused properties all over the place that would make great original movies - A Wrinkle In Time, Scott McCloud's comic masterpiece Zot!, and what about Cerebus the Aardvark? Great stuff out there, and yet, instead of adapting any of *them* for the screen, Hollywood prefers to stick its long-dead dead brainchildren back up its collective uterus and abort them again. It's less risky, I suppose. Well, screw them, I'll not support such creative laziness and cowardice. I'll stay home and watch my Walt-era Disney DVDs instead. Walt took risks and his opinion of sequels was: "You can't top pigs with pigs." I can't imagine what he'd say about remakes. Probably something about pigs. Aannnnnnd I'm rambling and sucking up bandwidth, so I shall quaff a beer and stack up some Zs. Good night, all.

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 1:15 a.m. CST

    MIGHT AS WELL REMAKE "MANNEQUIN" and "GYMKATA"...

    by SeXX ED

    ... like, for real.

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 1:46 a.m. CST

    Cerberus movie would suck.

    by DOGSOUP

    AND fail.

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 1:46 a.m. CST

    YACHMALLA!

    by The_Crimson_King

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 1:48 a.m. CST

    So, how man Paranormal Activity movie wannabes

    by lockesbrokenleg

    will we get between now and Dec?

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 2:19 a.m. CST

    NOT REMAKE! SEQUEL!

    by SnapT

    SHORT CIRCUIT 1 and 2 were my favorite movies as a kid and I will only go take my very large family to see this film if it is a SEQUEL! Why reboot it and wipe out the previous films? Johnny 5 is a ROBOT. It's not like you're doing a T.J. HOOKER movie and need to recast William Shatner with someone that's not 80 years old. Johnny 5 doesn't age. Let's see oldschool Johnny 5 get into a new adventure, not do another "origin" film that'll bore the older folks in the audience.

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 2:22 a.m. CST

    Gremlins 3 is just around the corner

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

    surely it will be made. <p> Of course the Gremlins will be CG, Zac Efron in the lead, Chris Columbus to do the script.

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 2:32 a.m. CST

    1980S STRIKE BACK

    by TakingScorpiosCalls

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 2:53 a.m. CST

    Still love the original!

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    And I really like how the trailer didn't give away the look of No. 5.

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 3:03 a.m. CST

    Johnny 5 talked like he was C-3P0's bottom...

    by BurnHollywood

    That said, I like the idea of a remake...it follows my maxim that they should only remake crappy or dated movies, and you can't get much more dated than a Guttenberg/Sheedy flick.<p> Plus, the plot is highly relevant to this era, given the prevalence of drones and the military's desire for more...just don't give the robot a cheerleader name and a voice like a male prostitute.

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 4:09 a.m. CST

    Bill Hader as Ben!

    by Cobb05

    You know they won't have a white guy play Ben this time cause it would be too un P.C. So they'll get Kal Penn or the guy who plays Abed in Community. But Bill Hader would make an awesome Ben.

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 5:02 a.m. CST

    I remember McWeeny vehemently denying the design rip off

    by ZombieHeathLedger

    of WALL E from Johnny 5. Nice to see common sense surface in this talkback from people not paid to shill.

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 5:09 a.m. CST

    re: Hellraiser remake

    by ZombieHeathLedger

    If they make it closer to the book upon which it was based, ¨Hellbound Heart,¨I am all for a re-make. The book was way darker and much more sexual and Barker had to dilute his own work to Hollywoodize it. But the book was wayyy better.<br> <br> And someone needs to make an AICN screen-name of DarthGuttenburg stat!

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 6:04 a.m. CST

    It's Noted_Sage Gus_Van_Rant-who Saithe-

    by Sal_Bando

    -and I quothe-Kevin Smith-is Duckshit. Truer words never before spoken.

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 6:05 a.m. CST

    ZombieHeath-Right-oh.

    by Sal_Bando

    It's Bloody OBVIOUS Wall-E is Johnny Fives nephew. Good gawd. Drew da nerve.

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 6:28 a.m. CST

    The Search For Guttenberg's Eyebrows

    by Ray Gamma

    Now there's an idea for a new franchise.

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 6:29 a.m. CST

    Actually,

    by Lost Jarv

    Most successful franchise ever is Emmanuelle. <P>Hehehehehehe. <P>I'm only half joking with that- it's made billions.

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 6:56 a.m. CST

    Re: Freedy's Dead is cooler than Jason Lives

    by NomoredirtyjokespleaseweareYanks

    Jason Lives must suck more than Linda Lovelace because Freddy's Dead is easily the weakest of the Nightmares. I'd even take the wierd No.2 with all of is homosexual overtones any day over that piece of excrement. I recently got all Nightmares in a great box set and No.6 is woeful.

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 6:58 a.m. CST

    Also, though enjoyed these films as a child

    by NomoredirtyjokespleaseweareYanks

    they weren't perfect by any standard. However, they were highly quotable.

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 7:05 a.m. CST

    A(n other) remake?

    by The StarWolf

    The original was amusing. The sequel, not so much. Now they want to do a remake? I'll pass.

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 7:13 a.m. CST

    SERIOUSLY!???

    by lprothro

    Wow, it's not April 1st is it?

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 7:57 a.m. CST

    Why?

    by FatCharlie

    why not just make We3 into a movie instead of rehashing this old, nd perfectly fine, film?

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 8 a.m. CST

    josh0rama

    by micturatingbenjamin

    Reading your posts, is like that scene from 'The Thing' when everyone's tied to the couch. Undoubtedly, on the internet, especially in talkbacks and on boards, there are folks who are paid to develop personas and type 'opinions' that sound like PR but because they've been around so long, people think it's a heartfelt opinion from a trusted source.<p>This post is like lighting the coat hanger and touching the blood.<p>Josh, you sound like a PR guy, rather than a fan.

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 8:09 a.m. CST

    i was at the filming for pt2

    by FleshMachine

    yep...here in toronto..cab scene in china town.

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 8:49 a.m. CST

    Come...let us break wind!

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    Oh, I am supporting a TREMENDOUS WOODY here...!

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 9:14 a.m. CST

    shope its better than stupid Wall-E

    by DioxholsterReturns

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  • Oct. 28, 2009, 10:14 a.m. CST

    Now McWeeny's vehemently denying Cameron swiped AVATAR...

    by BurnHollywood

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  • Oct. 28, 2009, 10:21 a.m. CST

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  • Oct. 28, 2009, 10:25 a.m. CST

    Dogsoup: Well, Hollywood would have to be careful...

    by FeralAngel

    ...if it ever tried to make a movie out of Cerebus the Aardvark. It'd have to focus on the comic's early years, maybe stop around the time of High Society, ending the film with Cerebus breaking free of his dictatorship and hitting the road again as a mercenary. No Pope stuff, and sure as hell none of the misogynistic claptrap Dave Sim descended into near the end of the comic's run. But meh, you're probably right. America has rejected Astro Boy, which is an established (if old) property, so something as quirky as Cerebus probably wouldn't catch on. But Zot!...now, THAT comic would make an excellent movie. Has all the right ingredients. Can't think why Hollywood hasn't snapped it up yet. Scott McCloud needs a new agent.

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 10:36 a.m. CST

    I wanna see what happens after he's gold and an American citizen

    by Meadowe

    Just like a lot of people (myself included) would rather see Mad Max how he is in his old age, I'd like to see a continuation of the two movies. Maybe they can get Kal "kumar" Penn to be Benjamin's son/relative, because having Fisher Stevens as an Indian is sure to piss off in these pc times. Btw, I love that "I need A hero" song they play in part 2, very cheesy yet epic in only a way the 80s can produce.

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 10:42 a.m. CST

    Johnny-5 can suck it!

    by MrMysteryGuest

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 10:58 a.m. CST

    I Need A Hero...

    by argos_and_the_laminated_book_of_dreams

    Just like the ending of Who's Harry Crumb? Pissed off hero, battered but not beaten, fuels up for a right-royal arse kicking. Pure epic cheese in the way that only the 80s could do it.

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 11:32 a.m. CST

    No disassemble!

    by HoboCode

    Please don't.

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 12:12 p.m. CST

    Gay Pacifist Robot who hangs around with a little boy?

    by SmokingRobot

    No thank you.

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 12:29 p.m. CST

    John 5 played guitar for Rob Zombie....

    by Cellar Door

    Seriously. And now they have their own franchises! Burger and fries, please! Plus, he's got makeup like The Crow! Like the comic book the Crow. Not like a real crow. Makeup wouldn't work anyway; hello?!?! Beak??!?! Sheesh!

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 1:06 p.m. CST

    FUCK YOU DIMENSION FILMS

    by D.Vader

    Your ENTIRE slate of upcoming films is made up of nothing but remakes and rehashes. <p> Go with something original you fucking cowardly hacks.

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 1:28 p.m. CST

    Johnny 5 should be a bomb-detecting device

    by D.Vader

    In Afghanistan, going off Flicka and HarryCalder's great ideas.

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 1:29 p.m. CST

    Aaaaaand I see Flicka already covered it

    by D.Vader

    DAMN! I'm too late.

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 1:48 p.m. CST

    I second the motion for a sequel instead of a reboot.

    by Royston Lodge

    However, keep the original Johnny 5 design but update the actual robot so it can do much more of its own acting, rather than using robot parts for close ups (like the shot in the original where Johnny 5 sticks his arm out the van window), or robot-puppets for scenes where the full-scale robot didn't fit (like when J5 climbs into the van, IIRC).<p> I think it would be really neat to shoot a whole movie with only one robot, with a self-contained power source, no wires, partial AI, etc. Get Honda's Asimo team to engineer the thing.<p> If done right, it would be a groundbreaking leap in moviemaking technology. Could even eclipse Avatar in terms of technical importance.

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 1:50 p.m. CST

    The Rockyteer

    by NomoredirtyjokespleaseweareYanks

    A period adventure film about an almost washed up prizefighter who gets one more chance when he stumbles across a rocket-pack. Starring Timothy Dalton as Apollo Creed. <p> oops wrong talkback

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 2:44 p.m. CST

    MJ was the GREATEST

    by The_GoatFucker

    And anyone who says differently is just a mean green weenie!

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 4:40 p.m. CST

    How could anyone not feel a twinge of emotion

    by judge dredds fresh undies

    when J5 gets beaten by the thugs in the second film.

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 4:53 p.m. CST

    micturatingbenjamin

    by josh0rama

    PR guy? As if these meager posts could have the slightest effect on Saw VI financial success or failure. I can't even get anyone to just talk about the fucking movie. It's become a stupid debate as to whether or not the franchise is successful. I just love me some Saw man. Jesus it's not like I'm trying to say it's the Citizen Kane of horror. Just that it's a fun way to spend two hours of my year. You people are boring. And CYNICAL.

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 4:58 p.m. CST

    Freddy's Dead

    by josh0rama

    Freddy's Dead is funny. Dream Warriors is my favorite Nightmare sequel. Tell me you wouldn't want to crossover into your friends dreams and kick some ass together. FUCKING FUN!!!! Y'all need to relax.

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 5:49 p.m. CST

    if i have to hear Kanye West Sing "Whose Johnny"

    by ChocolateJesusMan

    so help me i will kick someone in the nuts.

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 7:45 p.m. CST

    I still think Hollywood has Short Circuited...

    by Xxplosive

    Big fat cats. Those really fluffy ones that don't do sheeeit!

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 9:46 p.m. CST

    FlickaPoo.... Afghanistan is genius

    by MurderMostFowl

    Seriously. At first I laughed and then I thought, you could totally do that... or set it in Iraq actually... be a symbol of how Iraqis see Americans ( the military robot ) etc. Interesting. <BR><BR> But inevitably, there will be a robot fart joke that will ruin the whole thing.

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 9:57 p.m. CST

    Part two was just on Starz

    by Jaka

    Or Encore or something. I laughed my ass off at that 500 mb line. However, I really have no desire to see this. Especially BECAUSE they will no doubt "update" Johnny 5. His look, movement and voice was part of the charm. Don't want to see a super techy lookin' robot in place of the old design.

  • Oct. 29, 2009, 4:53 a.m. CST

    500Megs of RAM

    by The StarWolf

    "How much RAM do you need to figure out ... comedy gold ...?" Judging by Hollywood's recent attempts at 'comedy gold' (see such crap as ALL ABOUT STEVE and so on) it's more than 30Kb equivalent on an early model Apple II.

  • Oct. 29, 2009, 4:57 a.m. CST

    Movie franchises

    by The StarWolf

    "I think James Bond is the most successful film franchise ever. It has 22 movies! 22 fucking movies! Saw has SIX. Hell even Trek has more movies." Try GODZILLA with at least 26 (not counting the American abomination). And even that's blow out of the water by Japan's wildly successful OTOKO WA TSURAI YO (IT'S TOUGH BEING A MAN) comedy franchise which saw 48 films done in about a 25 year period, all starring the same actors/actresses in the major roles.

  • Oct. 29, 2009, 11:45 p.m. CST

    Liked the Original, unsure 'bour Remake

    by BetaSword

    Well, I had much fun with the two original Movies, but unfortunately, I think a remake can't reproduce the charm of it. Thinking about it, It was quite an outstanding representation of a "living" Robot, that ended with Johnny 5 becoming a US-Citizen in the Sequel.