Let’s play a game. Name all the successful, crowd pleasing movies from the 80′s that aren’t getting remade. I know, it’s tough.
Add another one to the fire. ”Robot Chicken” writer Dan Milano has been tapped by Dimension Films to write a remake of our favorite screwball 80′s robot film Short Circuit, says Variety.
Why Dan Milano? I’m guessing an executive saw that he wrote for a show with “Robot” in the title and exclaimed “That’s the man for the job!”
I don’t want to ask the question…I’m getting tired of asking it…but here it is, once again: Is Short Circuit dated enough to really warrant a remake?
Nah. Not in the slightest, but this new film will make millions of dollars and more remakes will continue sliding down the pipeline.
Really, though, name a big budget movie that isn’t based on some pre-existing property whether it be a toy, a previously successful movie, theme park ride, board game or untitled mattel property. It’s tough.
This probably warrants its own article, but the basic premise is this: as long as these movies make money, they will keep getting made. And they’re going to keep making money.