Tim Hill will direct “Short Circuit,” a reimagining of the 1986 family film
Lieberman recently completed the Disney Writers Program.
"Dimension has had great success with the 'Spy Kids' family series which grossed over $500 million worldwide," Bob Weinstein, co-chairman of the Weinstein Company, said in a statement. "We are looking for 'Short Circuit' to be our next family franchise."
"Short Circuit" was about the lovable robot "Number 5," an experimental military robot who, after being struck by lightning, develops self-awareness. A young woman helps him evade capture and convince the people who built him that "Number Five is alive."
The Weinstein Company owns Dimension.
The movie begins filming around the end of the year. Dimension plans to release it in the summer of 2013.