Short Circuit With Screenwriter S.S. Wilson | Remake This Movie RIGHT!

Almost 30 years ago, a lovable robot was struck by lightning and electrified us all with his wacky comedic stylings and the innocent heart underneath it all. Johnny Five was ALIVE! In the years since release, Short Circuit has taken its rightful place in cinematic history as a true American classic. Ally Sheedy, Steve Guttenberg, and Fisher Stevens were delightful, while director John Badham captured the whimsy of the times.

Times have changed, and many have clamored for a remake of this great film…so we figured, why not hunt down one of the actual writers of Short Circuit and remake it the way it should be done? Listen below as this week, original writer S.S. Wilson – who wrote the film with his writing partner, Brent Maddock – stops by our show to discuss his original film (as well as a few others including Tremors), how he feels about remakes as a writer, and then agrees to pitch with us and Remake Short Circuit RIGHT!

Read a great article on this episode at Den of Geek

Find more about Steve (SS Wilson) at Stampede Entertainment

Listen to the interview mentioned throughout the episode here

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S.S. Wilson on the set of Short Circuit with star Steve Guttenberg

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What IS Remake This Movie RIGHT?

Remake This Movie RIGHT! is a bi-weekly podcast where we take a classic film that is actively being remade by Hollywood studio execs, and craft our own version for a modern retelling. Does the story need updating? Should characters or motives be tweaked? Do we need more muppets? We take all factors into account, concoct our film, and then offer a Final Pitch to you in movie trailer form. By the end of each episode, we will Remake This Movie RIGHT!

Our show is broken down into three distinct parts:

The Original: We discuss the original film’s impact on us and history, some quick trivia bits, what worked the best from the film and therefore must remain in our upcoming remake, as well as what didn’t work or what needs to be changed for today’s audiences. Most importantly, should this film even be remake?

The Remake: We put together our movie! What story do we want to tell, how close to the original will it be, who will star, and ultimately who should direct our eventual cinematic masterpiece? Our hosts work together to put together one cohesive movie, but there is one caveat – Each host has one ‘CUT!’ throughout the episode to employ, which could completely derail the entire film.

The Final Pitch: This is where we summarize our remake by utilizing the voice talents of voiceover artist Wayne Henderson and present our finished remake to you in movie trailer form!

 

About Remake This Movie RIGHT!

Remake This Movie RIGHT! is a bi-weekly podcast where we take a classic film that is actively being remade by Hollywood studio execs, and craft our own version of how a modern retelling should go. Does the story need updating? Should characters or motives be tweaked? Do we need more muppets? We take all factors into account, concoct our film, and then offer a Final Pitch to you in movie trailer form. By the end of each episode, we will Remake This Movie RIGHT!