But is Chucky being replaced by a brand new villain?
The forthcoming movie reboot of the horror franchise Child’s Play will arrive in 2019, it has been confirmed – check out the first teaser poster for the film below.
The revival of the franchise – which became infamously synonymous with its playdoll villain, Chucky – comes 30 years after the release of the first Child’s Play film back in 1988.
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The first teaser poster for the new version of Child’s Play has also been released, which teases the arrival of a new doll, Buddi, and features the tagline: “More than a toy… he’s your best friend.” Check it out below.
The new Child’s Play will star the likes of Gabriel Bateman, Parks & Recreation‘s Aubrey Plaza and Atlanta‘s Brian Tyree Henry. It’s being co-produced by Seth Grahame-Smith and David Katzenberg, who both served as producers on the recent IT reboot.
A small synopsis of the film from MGM reads: “The story follows a mother named Karen (Aubrey Plaza) who gives her son Andy (Gabriel Bateman) a toy doll for his birthday, unaware of its sinister nature.”
As mentioned, a Child’s Play TV series is also in development. Announced back in the summer, original Child’s Play writer Don Mancini is driving this particular adaptation of the franchise.