It was only earlier this week that we passed along the news that Polaroid director Lars Klevberg is going to be helming MGM’s upcoming remake/reboot of the classic killer doll franchise Child’s Play from the producers of Stephen King’s IT.
And today we have new details.
Plot details remain under wraps but Collider reports the project is “a contemporary reboot involving a group of kids (ala Stranger Things), and a technologically-advanced doll that enters their world.”
It’s possible this new “technologically-advanced” doll will have a new name… But we’ll see about that. The site also says MGM developed the reboot under a code name attempting pull off a reveal similar to Adam Wingard’s The Woods/Blair Witch.
The remake/reboot is set to be directed by Lars Klevberg (Polaroid) from a screenplay written by Tyler Burton Smith (Kung Fury 2) produced by David Katzenberg and Seth Grahame-Smith (IT) via their KatzSmith Productions banner. Aaron Schmidt will serve as an executive producer.
Production is set to kick off in Vancouver this September.