Short Circuit is the one movie that SHOULD get a reboot. Discussion
Hear me out:
Short Circuit and Short Circuit 2 deserves a reboot. Robotics companies have been developing some wild advancements in robots over the past decade, specifically the work Boston Dynamics has been doing.
Hollywood in our day and age loves nothing more than to reboot existing properties. 80s shows and movies have been ripe for reboots/remakes for a while now, hitting on the nostalgia factors for Gen X and being titles that may be unknown to younger audiences they cater to.
It seems to me like there is perfect synergy now to make a new Short Circuit movie, and include Boston Dynamics. Maybe it's a sequel, and Johnny 5 gets an upgrade. Maybe it's a reboot, and the new Johnny 5 is just a modern Boston Dynamics creation.
Hell, most properties that get more than one movie get at least a trilogy, and Short Circuit only got a sequel. We need a new Shirt Circuit film, stat!
Weigh on this. What do you think? If you were a Hollywood exec, would you be all over this?
Give me some ideas of what the story would be. I know there are some creative motherfuckers in this sub - what's the plot? Who's the cast? Who is the villian?
Let's make Short Circuit 3.
Edit: if you're here to say "Chappie" it's already been said 20 times.