Filming has begun on MGM and Orion’s Lars Klevberg-directed remake of Child’s Play, which will feature a new take on Chucky that is *not* being voiced by Brad Dourif, nor does the film have anything to do with Don Mancini or his original franchise… which is still going strong. Instead, it aims to start a whole new franchise, with a newly upgraded version of Chucky.
Orion showed off our first look at the new Chucky today, and the doll, well, it looks pretty damn similar to the one we all know and love. Why, we ask. Why?! Check him out below.
Aubrey Plaza (Life After Beth) and Brian Tyree Henry (“Atlanta”) will lead the remake’s cast, along with Gabriel Bateman (Lights Out) as our new Andy Barclay.
Here’s the official plot synopsis:
“Child’s Play follows a mother (Plaza) who gives her son (Bateman) a toy doll for his birthday, unaware of its more sinister nature.”
Early plot details referred to the new Chucky as a “robot doll,” reportedly a doll that gets hacked by a factory worker to remove its limitations and make it a killer.
Tyler Burton Smith (Kung Fury 2) wrote the script.
David Katzenberg and Seth Grahame-Smith (IT) are producing.