Hide your kids! Never watch this movie with them if you don’t want them to be scarred for life.
This American slasher film about this doll (oh dear…more dolls )is coming back to haunt your kids, giving them a traumatizing imagery about dolls. This serves as a remake of the 1988 film of the same name and it is the 8th installment of the film series, serving as a reboot.
MGM and Orion Pictures’ reboot of Child’s Play, featuring an updated high-tech Chucky, get a summer 2019 release date as well as a new poster. Sequels ensued after the success of Child’s Play, the last coming with 2017’s Cult of Chucky. The original movie was more-or-less a straight-forward thriller, but subsequent installments in the franchise would take things in a more outrageous and at times even satiric direction.
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“More than a toy, he’s your best friend,” is obviously a reference to the original Child’s Play “Good Guy” doll, whose packaging included that tagline “He wants you for a best friend.” In another nod to the original Child’s Play, the new “Good Guy” doll is named “Buddi,” homage to the real-life “My Buddy” doll that served as inspiration for the look of Chucky.
“The story follows a mother named Karen, who gives her son Andy a toy doll, Chucky though both aren’t aware of its evil nature.” That is basically the exact hypnosis of the original Child’s Play, so fans can look forward to a reboot that sticks pretty close to the source material at least in terms of story. As for Chucky himself, it’s already been revealed that the new doll will be updated for our more technologically sophisticated times, and indeed a close look at the box in the above poster reveals nods to this fact as well.
Chucky will also get a new origin story that doesn’t involve a serial killer taking possession of the doll, but instead sees a Chinese factory worker re-programming the high tech toy to have no limitations.
Getting spoiled too much? Those are just the few info about the Child’s Play reboot!
Oh and by the way, Aubrey Plaza will play Karen Barclay, Andy’s mother. Gabriel Bateman portrays the character of Andy Barclay, Karen’s son and a young boy who comes into the possession of a murderous doll. Brian Tyree Henry will be as Detective Mike Norris, Omar’s father and a a detective investigating a mysterious string of murders. And lastly, Tim Matheson will portray Henry Kaslan, the founder and CEO of Kaslan Corp., the company that manufactures the Buddi doll.
Child’s Play will hit the Philippine cinemas this June as it will be premiered in the States on June 21!