Johnny 5: Still Alive

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We weren't shocked to hear about X Files 2, or even the possibility of a fourth Jason Bourne movie.

But a sequel to the 1986 comedy, Short Circuit? Can't say we saw that one coming.

The original focused on Number 5, a robot built by the military to be a highly sophisticated weapon. It developed a conscience and a personality after being hit by lightning, and then needed the help of humans after it was targeted for destruction by its makers.

According to Variety, S.S. Wilson and Brent Maddock have been hired to write the remake.

There's no word yet on whether any of the original film's cast - Steve Guttenberg, Ally Sheedy or Fisher Stevenson - will return for the follow-up.

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