Updated: Sat, 01 Feb 2014 16:00:00 GMT | By Cat Collins
Ten sci-fi movie reboots to watch out for

Short Circuit (TBC)

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Short Circuit (TBC)

Johnny Five may well be alive, but whether he'll return to the big screen any time soon is another matter. Nothing really seems to be happening with the mooted remake of John Badam's 1986 comedy, which saw a robot made sentient by a lightning strike and develop a heart of gold along with a sense of humour.

In an interview with 24 Frames in 2012, attached director Tim Hill revealed that the movie will take on a slightly darker, edgier tone, whilst remaining family friendly. "The thing that makes it so relevant is that we live in this age of robots, particularly when it comes to war," he said. "We have drones that do our fighting for us, do all these jobs men and women don’t want to do. And that’s what makes this so interesting - things like this moment in the story when Johnny realizes he’s going to be disassembled and contemplates death, and whether it’s right to terminate someone else."