MGM is remaking Child’s Play, the 1988 horror movie revolving around a toy doll possessed by the soul of a serial killer, with It producers David Katzenberg and Seth Grahame-Smith.
MGM is fast-tracking the project, which has Lars Klevberg, the Norwegian filmmaker behind the horror movie Polaroid (which has never been released since it is part of The Weinstein Co.’s slate of unreleased films), in the director’s chair as it heads toward a production start in Vancouver this September.
Directed by ’80s and ’90s horror mainstay Tom Holland and co-created by Don Mancini, the original Child’s Play told the story of a popular toy doll named Chucky that becomes possessed and terrorizes a single mom and her son, as the killer needs the son’s body to jump into before his transference to the doll becomes permanent.
Since 1988’s original Child’s Play, there have been sequels, spin-offs and even a TV series based on the iconic doll. This is the first full fledged remake.
Stay tuned to see if Brad Dourif returns as the voice of Chucky.
Child’s Play Remake Arriving In 2019.