Child’s Play upcoming reboot is in development and now the studio has gone ahead and cast Mark Hamill in the role of Chucky! That’s right, the voice of the evil Joker is now going to bring the evil doll back to life.
The news was announced at Orion’s presentation today at WonderCon in Anaheim. Hamill appeared in a pre-recorded video for the fans and offered the following message:
“If you’re wondering who’s going to play Chucky in the new Child’s Play, you’re looking at him.”
The movie stars Aubrey Plaza as a mother who gives her son, Andy, a toy Buddy doll for his birthday. As you all know, the doll is primed to go on a murderous rage. 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.