I just received word that the film Short Circuit is being re-made. Yes, you read that right: re-made.
After learning of this rumor, I immediately visited the trusted IMDB and sure enough, there it is, Short Circuit with a big fat "2008" next to it. Same writers as last time. No actors yet announced.
I'll be the first to admit that I'm a sucker for cute 80s flicks. I've been known to quote Ferris Bueller and get a little tingle when I hear the chorus of St. Elmo's Fire, but this is out of control. There is no way that a 40-something Ally Sheedy will reprise her bubbly starring role and the Gute is happily Dancing With the Stars, so that rules him out too. I just have horrid visions of Miley Cyrus hijacking the lead role and breaking into an updated version of "Who's Johnny" by El DeBarge.
Have they really run out of fresh ideas to the point that they need to resurrect phone-book-reading robots named for numbers?