Empire reports today that a new Short Circuit film is in the works. This both excites and scares me at the same time. I saw this film when I was 7 and while robots like Johnny 5 fascinated and intrigued me, they also convinced me the end of humanity was imminent (in a “they’ve got lasers and we don’t” kind of way). Steve Guttenburg went a long way to allaying those fears though so, if there’s any justice in the world, he’ll be back as the ‘cool scientist guy who scores the chick whose life is disrupted by this crazy robot’. Apparently the film will also “factor in advances in technology”. Does that mean he’ll have a Facebook profile, updating his mates through Twitter and storing circuit related photos on Flickr?