Everything old is (eventually) new again, and even though Don Mancini’s Chucky films are still going strong, that’s not stopping anyone from rebooting the franchise for a new crop of fans. That being said, on tap right now we have your first look at the new design for Chucky in Polaroid director Lars Klevberg’s Child’s Play remake.
In the flick, a mother named Karen (Aubrey Plaza) gives her son, Andy (Gabriel Bateman), a toy doll, though both are unaware of its evil nature. “Atlanta’s” Brian Tyree Henry co-stars.
The screenplay by Quantum Break scribe Tyler Burton Smith is based on the original film. Seth Graham-Smith and David Katzenberg (Stephen King’s IT) are producing. Production on the film is currently under way in Vancouver, Canada, via MGM Films and Orion Pictures.
Speaking of Don Mancini, he and producer David Kirschner are working together on a “Child’s Play” TV series that will continue the exploits of Chucky and pick up right where the seventh film in the franchise, Curse of Chucky, left off. Longtime Chucky voice actor Brad Dourif will voice the iconic character in the eight-part, hour-long series.