MGM Rebooting Child’s Play

July 4, 2018

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Chucky will soon be everywhere your turn (that’s not a bad thing). We recently reported that Child’s Play is being adapted for a series. Now, we’ve discovered that the original film is getting a reboot from MGM.
Collider is reporting that their sources are saying that Lars Klevberg has been tapped to direct the reboot based on the script penned by Kung Fury writer Burton Smith.
The new version of the classic is said to be a “contemporary reboot involving a group of kids…and a technologically advanced doll that enters their world.”
MGM has been developing the film under a secret code name in hopes to surprise fans, similar to the way Adam Wingard did with The Woods, which was actually Blair Witch.
MGM worked out a deal with Universal Pictures, due to the fact that they still own the rights to the franchise which has flourished under the supervision of the franchise creator Don Mancini.
There is no word yet if Brad Dourif, the longtime voice of our favorite possessed doll, will lend his voice to the doll in the reboot. If he doesn’t, fans will not be happy. As far as we’re concerned it’s not Chucky unless Dourif is speaking for him. Dourif also played Charles Lee Ray in the original, the serial killer who possesses Chucky.

We’ll keep you posted as more information comes to light. In the meantime, check out the trailer for the original 1988 movie.


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