Mark Hamill will give Chucky a voice in Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer’s Child’s Play reboot and Orion Pictures. According to Deadline.com, the famous Star Wars actor will play alongside Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Recreation, Safety Not Guaranteed), Gabriel Bateman (Benji, Outcast) and Brian Tyree Henry (Widows, If Beale Street Could Talk).
Child’s Play brings to the contemporary world the classic horror story of 1988 and is centered on Karen (Plaza), a single mother who gives a gift to his son Andy (Bateman) a doll without having any idea of his sinister feature.
The film is directed by Norwegian filmmaker Lars Klevberg (Polaroid), who works after a scenario imagined by Tyler Burton Smith (Quantum Break).
The first “Child’s Play” featured $ 44 million in a $ 9 million budget and created Chucky’s psychotic psychic doll, one of the most well-known and most successful horror characters in history. He has produced six sequels: Child’s Play 2 (1990), Child’s Play 3 (1991), Bride of Chucky (1998), Seed of Chucky (2004), Curse of Chucky (2013) and Cult of Chucky (2017).
The creator of the character (and the screenwriter) is Don Mancini, who inspired Chucky’s My Buddy puppets launched in 1985 by Hasbro (they were dolls for boys to make them more caring and careful with their friends).
The release of Child’s Play in the United States was scheduled for June 21, 2019.