Number Five is still and well afterall! Deadline notes that the Spyglass Media Company is planning to create a reboot of the 1986 short circuit film. Writers Eduardo Cisneros and Jason Shuman would compose a script for a film that the trade notes “put a Latinx twist on the screenplay.”
James Vanderbilt, Paul Nostein and William Sherak of Project X Entertainment will be developing the movie with John W. Hyde, the executive producer of Rehab Entertainment, with the same part he performed in the original film as well.
Saturday Night Fever and WarGames director John Badham helmed the original film which was penned by S. S. Wilson and Brent Maddock who also wrote *batteries not included, Tremors, and Wild Wild West. The original Short Circuit starred Ally Sheedy and Steve Guttenberg with Tim Blaney, best known for voicing Frank the Pug in the Men in Black franchise, voicing the robot Johnny-5.
Fisher Stevens appearing in the movie as well, his role a controversial one due to the fact he was playing an Indian character and seemingly wearing brown face. The success of the original film saw a sequel be produced two years later, Stevens and his controversial character was among the only returning cast members.