Whether we like it or not, MGM is remaking Child’s Play, and it looks as if they’re moving at lightning speed. Rushing to beat the James Wan-produced techno-thriller M3GAN into theaters, Polaroid director Lars Klevberg hit social with this bomb: an Instagram post showing the screenplay (by Tyler Burton Smith) and knife, with the caption, “Week 1. Let’s play.” He hilariously tags it with #legacy and #respect, which is exactly what a Child’s Play remake isn’t considering creator Don Mancini is still directing sequels and a forthcoming television series over at Universal.
But I digress, what does week one mean? We’ve yet to receive any casting news. Does he mean they’ve officially entered pre-production, or have MGM and Klevberg quietly started filming as early as two weeks ago? We reached out to MGM for more information and will report back with anything we learn.
The 1980s horror classic centered on a toy doll possessed by the soul of a serial killer.
Editor’s note: Lars has removed his Instagram post.
Directed by ’80s and ’90s horror mainstay Tom Holland and created by Don Mancini, Child’s Play told the story of a popular toy doll named Chucky that becomes possessed and terrorizes a single mom and her son, as the killer needs the son’s body to jump into before his transference to the doll becomes permanent.
However, the contemporary reboot is said to involve a group of kids and a technologically-advanced doll that enters their world.
No word on if the new film will use Chucky – but from what we’re told, they can do anything they want as it pertains to Holland’s film of the same name.
Thanks to @spideparker for the heads up.