Following the surprise announcement that Mark Hamill will be the voice of Chucky in the new Child's Play movie, Orion Pictures has now unveiled the first full look at the AI-enhanced Buddi doll with a killer mean streak.
You can view the new image of Chucky below, complete with butcher knife at the ready. Directed by Lars Klevberg, written by Tyler Burton Smith, and produced by Seth Graham-Smith and David Katzenberg, Child's Play stars Aubrey Plaza, Gabriel Bateman, Brian Tyree Henry, and Mark Hamill as the voice of Chucky. Orion Pictures will release Child's Play in theaters on June 21st.
Synopsis: "A contemporary re-imagining of the 1988 horror classic, CHILD’S PLAY follows Karen (Aubrey Plaza), a single mother who gifts her son Andy (Gabriel Bateman) a Buddi doll, unaware of its more sinister nature."
In all previous films in the Child's Play franchise, Chucky was voiced by Brad Dourif, who also played Charles Lee Ray, a serial killer who possesses a "Good Guys" doll in his dying moments and goes on a killing rampage through seven movies.
The new Child's Play is a reimagining of the 1988 film of the same name directed by Tom Holland from a screenplay he co-wrote along with Don Mancini and John Lafia. According to Mancini, Dourif will reprise his role as the voice of Chucky in the Child's Play TV series that is currently in the works at SYFY.
In the upcoming reimagining, instead of a Good Guys doll, Chucky is a Buddi doll with artificial intelligence capabilities, giving the character a tech-centric side in his reign of terror. Stay tuned to Daily Dead for updates on all things Chucky, and check back on Thursday for the full trailer for the new Child's Play movie.