Fisher Stevens I've Been Contacted for 'SHORT CIRCUIT' REMAKE

7/19/2013 12:20 AM PDT

The rumors are true ... Number 5 is still alive!!! A remake of the classic 80s robot film "Short Circuit" is actively in development -- so says the actor who played the brownfaced, ambiguously Indian character Ben Jabituya ... and he tells TMZ, he might be back for more.

Fisher Stevens
tells us, he's been in touch with producers about reprising his role in the remake ... but no decisions have been made yet.

It's pretty crazy considering the film has taken a lot of heat for Stevens' character, even though the guy had some classic lines ... so we gotta ask ...