Recently 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.
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.”
This plot development is a departure from the original series’ serial killer-possessed doll storyline, and today it looks like this new development is still on the menu with sources revealing to ComicBook.com that the new Chucky is “a defective Buddy doll whose programming code is hacked so that he has no limitations to learning and also violence.” And one character is described as a “Chinese factory worker who commits suicide shortly after re-programming a Buddy doll to have no limitations.”
We already had more than a sneaking suspicion that Brad Doriff wasn’t going to be a part of this upcoming remake, but how do you feel about the character of Charles Lee Ray getting the boot all together? Make sure to hit us up and let us know what you think in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram!
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.