Back in July, it was revealed that a Child’s Play reboot was in the works, and now we have a look at the film’s first poster.
It producers David Katzenberg and Seth Grahame-Smith are set to produce the movie. Lars Klevberg will direct the film and Tyler Burton Smith will write the script. Production reportedly started in September in Vancouver, Canada.
Aubrey Plaza (Parks And Recreation) and Gabriel Bateman (Lights Out) portray mother and son Karen and Andy Barclay respectively. Karen gives Andy a toy doll for his birthday and is unaware of its sinister nature.
According to Collider, there’s not a lot of information on movie yet, but there are some hints about the plot. It will be a contemporary reboot, which involves a group of kids and “a technologically-advanced doll that enters their world.”
Last week, the film’s Twitter account posted an up-close image of the killer doll and what appears to be a kitchen knife. As if that’s not unsettling enough, we now have an official poster and release date.
— Child’s Play Movie (@ChildsPlayMovie) November 6, 2018
The film’s Twitter account also posted the first poster, which doesn’t reveal too much about the upcoming flick.
A toy box is set in the middle of what appears to be a factory surrounded by other boxes of the same nature. The name “Buddi” is emblazoned across the bottom instead of the original movie’s “Good Guys,” the latter of which is also on the original Chucky’s overalls.
The name change alone suggests the doll itself will look different. The logo also includes a wi-fi signal, which lends back to the original plot reveal about a contemporary update.
Child’s Play hits theaters June 21, 2019, which just happens to be the same day Toy Story 4 drops. So be prepared for a lot of toys coming to life.
Check out the new poster below.
“Every child in America deserves a best friend, so we built one.” – Henry Kaslan. Introducing Buddi! He’s more than just a toy, he’s your best friend. Meet him on June 21, 2019. #ChildsPlayMovie pic.twitter.com/nwU6JdY1KF
— Child’s Play Movie (@ChildsPlayMovie) November 12, 2018