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Child's Play remake announced!

07.03.2018by: Mike Sprague

Sorry Jack, Chucky's back... again! The first CHILD'S PLAY movie was distributed by MGM and all of the rest were sent to theaters under the Universal banner. And today it looks like the franchise's original home, MGM, is ready for more killer dolls as they have just announced a remake/reboot of the original classic!

The new version will be heading our way from Norwegian filmmaker Lars Klevberg (the man behind the still unreleased teen horror film POLAROID) and will be penned by KUNG FURY 2 writer Tyler Burton Smith. MGM is fast-tracking the project with STEPHEN KING'S IT producers David Katzenberg and Seth Grahame-Smith. It's all set to head into production in Vancouver this September. MGM had no comment. 

Plot details remain under wraps but Collider reports that the film is a contemporary reboot involving:

A group of kids (ala STRANGER THINGS), and a technologically-advanced doll that enters their world.

Universal owns the home entertainment rights, though it seems like MGM figured out a way to move forward with this reboot. Evidently, Don Mancini can still move ahead with his recently announced CHILD'S PLAY: THE TV SERIES

For those who may have forgotten, the original followed the tale of 

Gunned down by Detective Mike Norris (Chris Sarandon), dying murderer Charles Lee Ray (Brad Dourif) uses black magic to put his soul inside a doll named Chucky -- which Karen Barclay (Catherine Hicks) then buys for her young son, Andy (Alex Vincent). When Chucky kills Andy's babysitter, the boy realizes the doll is alive and tries to warn people, but he's institutionalized. Now Karen must convince the detective of the murderous doll's intentions before Andy becomes Chucky's next victim.

The original 1988 film was directed by Tom Holland from a screenplay written by Don Mancini. It starred Catherine Hicks, Dinah Manoff, Chris Sarandon, Alex Vincent, and Brad Dourif as the voice of Chucky. Not much else is known about the remake at this time, but we will make sure to keep you guys up-to-date on the film as it heads towards filming this September!

Extra Tidbit: Are you excited about this remake?
Source: THRCollider

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