The New Child's Play Trailer Is Here
Having first hit the big screen all the way back in 1989, Chucky is back and is as horrifying as ever if this new trailer is anything to go by.
Voiced by Mark Hamill, the doll/disembodied spirit of a serial killer has been given a techy-overhaul - in 2019, the Good Guy toy Buddi even comes with his own app. Just what you need your murderous possessed doll to have really.
He's more than a toy... He's your best friend! Your first full look at Chucky is here. Don't miss @ChildsPlayMovie, in theaters June 21st. :knife::knife::knife: #ChildsPlayMovie #TimeToPlay pic.twitter.com/1x6crPIcoY
- Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) April 16, 2019
Aubrey Plaza, who plays Karen Barclay, has set expectations high for the new movie, telling the Hollywood Reporter: "To me, the original is an iconic movie. I haven't seen our film, just the trailer, but it's a real throwback horror movie.
"It's almost got a Spielbergian vibe to it. The reason I did it was for how beautiful the script was. It doesn't feel like a hokey, shticky, campy movie."
Adding: "I play Karen, the mother, and I have less interaction with Chucky than the actor who plays my son does. I can't reveal too much. We're not supposed to talk about Chucky.
"It builds for Karen in a way that I'm interacting with Chucky by the end, but I'm mostly dealing with my son - who I almost believe is behind the mayhem.
"The horror of it all will be for the audience. For me, it's more of a psychological thriller."
Andy belongs to him. The official poster for Child's Play is here to give you nightmares. Your friend till the end hits theaters on June 21. :knife: #ChildsPlayMovie pic.twitter.com/t6viMDaA8N
- Child's Play Movie (@ChildsPlayMovie) April 17, 2019
The original movie spawned a bunch of spin-offs and has gained a loyal army of fans, prompting a bit of a mixed reaction to the news of a reboot.
Some are pretty bloody excited about the thought of a 2019 Chucky movie, with one writing: "The new-age spin is a fire concept. I'll give it a chance. I'll never have a smart home."
Others, however, aren't sure a reboot will live-up to the standard set by the originals.
One social media user wrote: "This is a hard no from me. It's basically Terminator, if I understand the trailer. That takes away the very heart of what made this movie so great. I don't care about apps taking over, that's stupid, if you want that make a new movie, don't ruin this one."
Meanwhile, there's also a completely separate TV iteration of the killer doll coming to our screens, handily titled Chucky - well, this isn't going to get confusing, is it?
Don Mancini, who wrote the original seven movies in the first Child's Play franchise, is not involved with the new movie, but provided the story for the TV series.
He recently told Comic Book: "I've long wanted to bring Chucky to television and Syfy is the perfect network for us.
"The show will be a fresh take on the franchise, allowing us to explore Chucky's character with a depth that is uniquely afforded by the television series format, while staying true to the original vision that has terrorised audiences for over three decades now."
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