MGM and Orion have released the first teaser trailer for the upcoming Child’s Play remake. This is a re-imagining of the classic 80s horror movie. To be honest it doesn’t look that great.
The movie stars Aubrey Plaza as a mother who gives her son, Andy, a toy Buddi doll for his birthday. Turns out the doll is sinister and primed for killing. The story is said to follow a group of kids as they take on a technologically-advanced doll that enters their world. It’s also been reported that the version of Chucky in this film is “a defective ‘Buddy doll’ whose programming code was hacked so that he has no limitations to learning and also violence.” There is no possessed doll in this remake.
Additional cast includes Brian Tyree Henry (Atlanta), Gabriel Bateman (Lights Out) as Plaza’s son, Beatrice Kitsos (The Exorcist) and Ty Consiglio (Wonder) who will be playing the roles of Falyn and Pugg respectively, two friends of Andy Barclay. Carlease Burke (Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle) will also star in the film.
The movie is directed by Lars Klevberg, who directed the upcoming horror movie Polaroid. As for the script, it was written by Tyler Burton Smith (Kung Fury 2). It producers David Katzenberg and Seth Grahame-Smith are producing.
Child’s Play will be released in theaters on June 21.