The “Child’s Play” Reboot Trailer Has Me Concerned
The first trailer for Lars Klevberg’s Child’s Play reboot has been released. As a fan of the original, I do hope the upcoming movie doesn’t ignore the supernatural element. I’m not here for a 3-foot tall Terminator killing people.
The Child’s Play reboot is a reimagining of the 1998 classic horror movie about a doll possessed by the soul of a serial killer. The reboot stars Aubrey Plaza (Legion). She gifts her son with a doll, branded a Buddi doll – which is different from a Good Guy doll from the original.
Here’s the trailer!
You can see the movie going with a more sci-fi take on the lore. As far as I’m concerned, I’m okay with a company creating dolls which feature complex A.I. However, I hope the story doesn’t ignore the supernatural aspect of the classic. I don’t think I will be a fan of mini-Terminators running around and killing people just because the main computer wanted revenge or something.
Let’s see if more trailers are released and if they can make me go to a theatre to watch this reboot.
Fans of the original series shouldn’t be too disappointed. A Child’s Play TV show from franchise creator Don Mancini will be coming soon to Syfy. The series will continue the main storyline.
I don’t know about you, but I enjoyed watching Cult of Chucky which was released in 2017. It brought back the original actors to reprise their roles as Andy and his former foster sister Kyle. Don Mancini knows what he wants to do with the franchise, and I can’t wait to see what he delivers through the TV show.
The Child’s Play reboot will be released in the U.S. on June 21, 2019. And yes, the current release date is the same for Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story 4, too. Talk about counter-programming!
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Farid has a Masters in Psychology and an M.Phil in Molecular Genetics. He is the author of numerous books including Arousing the Legacy, Missing in Somerville, The Game Master of Somerville, and The Escaped Murderer of Somerville. He gives us insight on comics, books, TV shows, anime/manga, video games, and movies.
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