Fans looking forward to the upcoming Child’s Play remake breathed a sigh of relief when the announcement came down that Mark Hamill would voice Chucky. Turns out, there’s more excitement to be had! Today via the movie’s official twitter feed, the news broke that composer Bear McCreary is creating the film’s score! The tweet also included a small sample of the score, check it out below!
Chucky has a new best friend. The award-winning composer of #TheWalkingDead and #GodofWar, @BearMcCreary is the official composer of Child’s Play! Catch this sneak peek of the terrifying score, and don’t miss #ChildsPlayMovie in theaters June 21st. ? pic.twitter.com/qWVhIWcbku
— Child's Play Movie (@ChildsPlayMovie) April 10, 2019
McCreary, a veteran horror composer, has scored recent films such as Rest Stop, Happy Death Day and it’s sequel HDD2U, 10 Cloverfield Lane, and the upcoming Godzilla: King of the Monsters. Directed by Lars Klevberg, Child’s Play stars Aubrey Plaza (Safety Not Guaranteed, An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn), Mark Hamill (Star Wars Episode VII: The Last Jedi, Batman: The Killing Joke), Brian Tyree Henry (Hotel Artemis, Spiderman: Into The Spiderverse), Tim Matheson (Animal House, The West Wing), Gabriel Bateman (Lights Out, Outcast), and David Lewis ( Man of Steel, Unspeakable).
The remake of Tom Holland’s 1988 classic has been met with mixed feelings by many. The original creator Don Mancini declined to give his support for the film, and for good reason. The franchise, now 6 sequels deep, is still going. Mancini already has announced an upcoming TV series, Chucky, which will be cannon to the original film franchise. This split was allowed to happen because the rights to the original Child’s Play film actually belong to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios (the studio behind the new film). While the casting of Mark Hamill as the voice of the killer doll was met with universal approval, many are still hesitant on that issue as well. Horror legend and voice of the original Chucky, Brad Dourif, remained loyal to Mancini and will voice the killer in the new TV series.