Last week we brought you news of the 12 episode Child’s Play TV series, now we are hearing rumors of a Child’s Play remake.
Per Collider: “Plot details remain under wraps so MGM hasn’t confirmed any of this, though Collider has learned that it’s a contemporary reboot involving a group of kids (a la Stranger Things), and a technologically-advanced doll that enters their world. That’s right, this doll will be able to do some cool stuff that may have been beyond Chucky 1.0’s grasp. It’s likely that the new doll will be named Chucky, though it’s possible that the doll will have a new name.”
Collider is aslo claiming “Lars Klevberg, who directed the as-yet-unreleased horror movie Polaroid, is set to direct from a script by Tyler Burton Smith, whose credits include Kung Fury and the video game Quantum Break.
It producers David Katzenberg and Seth Grahame-Smith will produce via their KatzSmith Productions banner, while Aaron Schmidt will serve as an executive producer. Production is slated to start in September in Vancouver.”
If all this information is correct it appears the film is well on its way. So far it looks like it will not include Brad Dourif who has voiced Chucky for the entire franchise or Child’s Play creator Don Mancini.
Could a whole new team bring new life and direction to the franchise for a new generation of horror film fans? Tell us your thoughts in the comments.