We are in the era of competing Child’s Play projects. One is a new TV show from the franchise’s creator Don Mancini, and continues the story from the seven previous films, and the other is a reboot of the whole dang series. The touching tale of a boy who receives a doll with a soul of serial killer surprise inside gets an upgrade in this first trailer for the rebooted Child’s Play.
The film is from Polaroid director Lars Klevberg, and it stars Aubrey Plaza as a single mom that gives her son Andy, played by Gabriel Bateman, an advanced new toy called a
Good Guy Buddi Doll. Mayhem ensues. Actually, the trailer shows so much mayhem, it makes the first three Child’s Play movies look like a Saturday morning cartoon. What it doesn’t show it a lot of Chucky, which may or may not be a smart move on the part of the producers. We’ll see.
The movie also co-stars Brian Tyree Henry (Atlanta) as the police detective investigating a mysterious series of ghastly murders, and Tim Matheson (The West Wing) as Henry Kaslan, the founder and CEO of the company that creates the Buddi doll.
Speaking of the Kaslan Corporation, if one short trailer isn’t enough, you can check out this viral site about the company, including a video hosted by Matheson as Kaslan. “Every child is important to us and every child deserves a companion, a friend that will never let you down,” he says. Well, what about a friend that hangs your mother from a 2×4?
The original Child’s Play was released in 1988. Directed by Fright Night‘s Tom Holland, the movie starred Catherine Hicks, Chris Sarandon, and Alex Vincent, who appeared in a total of four Chucky movies including the latest one, Cult of Chucky. Brad Dourif has performed the voice of Chucky in all previous Child’s Play/Chucky movies, but it’s not yet known who will be the voice of Chucky in the new film.