*Chucky is back with a brand new makeover and more terrifying (and tech savvy) than ever in the trailer for the “Child’s Play” reboot — check it out above.
“Star Wars” actor Mark Hamill is voicing the murderous doll in the Lars Klevberg-directed reimagining of the 1988 slasher classic for MGM and Orion Pictures (peep his announcement about the project via the Twitter video embed below).
Starring Aubrey Plaza, Gabriel Bateman, Tim Matheson and Brian Tyree Henry, the story centers on a young boy and his mother who are seeking a fresh start in a new town. Mother wants her son to fit in and make friends. However, their world is turned upside down when the child’s seemingly harmless new doll suddenly turns into a demonic serial killer.
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“People let me tell you ’bout my best friend…”?
The wicked fun begins when @ChildsPlayMovie is unleashed in theaters: Friday, June 21st 2019. #SoLuckyImChucky ? @MGM_Studios @OrionPictures pic.twitter.com/ExOYuwj9sP
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) March 31, 2019
“I play Karen, the mother, and I have less interaction with Chucky than the actor who plays my son does. I can’t reveal too much,” Plaza admitted. “We’re not supposed to talk about Chucky. It builds for Karen in a way that I’m interacting with Chucky by the end, but I’m mostly dealing with my son — who I almost believe is behind the mayhem. The horror of it all will be for the audience. For me, it’s more of a psychological thriller.”
In the newly released trailer, fans get a glimpse of the doll, unlike the first trailer. “Child’s Play” is the first film in the franchise without Brad Dourif, who portrayed Chucky in all seven previous movies up to 2017’s “Cult of Chucky,” per comicbook.com.
From the producer of “It,” “Child’s Play” will hits theaters on June 21.