The homicidal doll with the psycho eyes returns for an updated “re-imagined” take on Child’s Play. Orion Pictures just released a full body shot of the 2019 version of Chucky which looks similar to the original doll’s design with a few noticeable tweaks. The eyes and eyebrows are different and the new doll looks less plasticy and menacing.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly director Lars Klevberg described his version of the classic horror film. “It’s going to be scary, and it’s going to be surprisingly emotional, and we also want it to be fun,” stated Klevberg. “So, it’s a really good mix.”
The cast of the 2019 Child’s Play includes Aubrey Plaza (Legion, Parks and Recreation), Gabriel Bateman (The Dangerous Book for Boys, Lights Out), and Brian Tyree Henry (If Beale Street Could Talk, Widows). Mark Hamill (the Star Wars films) will be providing the voice of Chucky. Brad Dourif voiced the killer doll in the film franchise’s previous installments. Lars Klevberg (Polaroid) directed from a script by Tyler Burton Smith, based on characters created by Don Mancini.
Seth Graham-Smith and David Katzenberg of KatzSmith Productions (It, It: Chapter Two) produced the new Child’s Play. The behind the scenes team includes cinematographer Brendan Uegama, editor Tom Elkins, production designer Dan Hermansen, costume designer Jori Woodman, and set decorator Rachel Robinson.
Child’s Play will open in theaters on June 21, 2019.
“A contemporary re-imagining of the 1988 horror classic, Child’s Play follows Karen (Plaza), a single mother who gifts her son Andy (Bateman) a Buddi doll, unaware of its more sinister nature.”