While Don Mancini and Universal continue the original franchise with an upcoming TV series and potentially more movies, Orion and MGM are remaking the original Child’s Play, with Lars Klevberg (Polaroid) in the director’s chair. We’ve learned today that Chucky will return to the big screen on June 21, 2019, the same date Toy Story 4 arrives in theaters.
The official poster art has also been revealed today, unveiling the brand new “Buddi” doll, a new take on Chucky that brings the killer doll into a whole new generation.
Child’s Play follows a mother (Aubrey Plaza) who gives her son (Gabriel Bateman) a toy doll for his birthday, unaware of its more sinister nature.
Cast also includes Beatrice Kitsos (FOX’s “The Exorcist”), Ty Consiglio (Wonder) and Brian Tyree Henry (“Atlanta”).
Klevberg directs from Tyler Burton Smith’s (Kung Fury) screenplay based on the original movie. The film is produced by David Katzenberg and Seth Grahame-Smith under their KatzSmith Productions banner (It, It: Chapter 2). Aaron Schmidt and Chris Ferguson are executive producing. Kitsos and Consiglio are both represented by The Characters Talent Agency.