The Child’s Play Reboot Trailer Lets Us Know What New Horror Awaits From Chucky

The Child’s Play Reboot Trailer Lets Us Know What New Horror Awaits From Chucky
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Video: Chucky is back on the big screen and your first look is here.

Below is the first trailer for Lars Klevberg’s Child’s Play, a “contemporary re-imagining of the 1988 horror classic” which stars Aubrey Plaza (Legion, Parks and Recreation).

In the remake, Plaza gives her son a Buddi doll (not to be confused with a Good Guy doll) that just so happens to be a vicious killer.

Now, don’t confuse this project with the upcoming Child’s Play-inspired TV show by franchise creator Don Mancini. That show, which is coming to Syfy in the US, will continue the story that began in the 1988 film and went through six sequels.

This movie is unrelated to that. In this telling of the classic story, Karen Barclay (Aubrey Plaza) buys her son Andy (Gabriel Bateman) the Kasdan Corporation’s latest model of Buddi that, like many modern-day “smart” toys, is jam packed with technology to make playing with it more interesting.

The moment Andy opens the box, the doll immediately scans his face, which would be creepy enough all on its own, but things get much, much worse as the boy, his mother and detective Mike Norris (Brian Tyree Henry) realise the doll — Chucky — isn’t just smarter than your average doll, but very much alive and in the mood for murder.

Directed by Lars Klevberg, Child’s Play opens in the US June 21. An Australian release date has not yet been announced.