Robot Chicken writer Dan Milano pens subversive Short Circuit remake

Writer Dan Milano has reportedly been tapped  to script “Short Circuit,” the remake of the 1986 pic.

The original revolved around an armed robot that acquired a personality after a lightning strike, and sought the help of humans to prevent its destruction by its makers in the military.

Milano, who aside from writing and providing voices for the Adult Swim cartoon “Robot Chicken” and co-creating and playing the title character in “Greg the Bunny,” plans to bring a subversive edge to the original film scripted by S.S. Wilson and Brent Maddock.

“We’re bringing Number 5 into the 21st Century and taking advantage of the improvements in robotics that are so massive that robots are now performing heart surgeries in hospitals”, said the film’s producer David Foster.