Follows a mother (Plaza) who gives her son (Bateman) a toy doll for his birthday, unaware of its more sinister nature.
Filmed in Vancouver, Canada.
Director Lars Klevberg had a recent interview, where he describes his take on the remake, saying: “I got the script [for the remake] and it was really really good, and I knew it was from the producers from It, and I jumped in immediately. It’s going to be scary, and it’s going to be surprisingly emotional, and we also want it to be fun. So, it’s a really good mix.” When asked about the background on this new Chucky: "Our Chucky will be our Chucky and he will be presented when the movie comes out." At the moment the voice of Chucky hasn't been cast yet.
It's said that the filmmakers will have a mix of practical and CG effects.
Aubrey Plaza (Ingrid Goes West) plays the mother in the film.
Gabriel Bateman plays the son "Andy."
Some rumored details about the film have surfaced online, where a source at CB has revealed that the Chucky in this film is a "defective 'Buddy doll' whose programming code was hacked so that he has no limitations to learning and also violence." The source adds that a "Chinese factory worker commits suicide shortly after re-programming a Buddy doll to have no limitations." (8/27/18)
It's believed that the studio is looking to start fresh, giving us a new doll and different origin than the one we already know. It's likely that they will recast the voice of Chucky as well, however, at the moment this is all rumored. (7/3/18)
The film is said to be a contemporary reboot that's rumored to focus on "a group of kids that discover a technologically-advanced doll that enters their world."
Directed by Lars Klevberg (Polaroid).
Written by Tyler Burton Smith (Sleeping Dogs video game, Quantum Break video game, Kung Fury 2).
At one point series creator Don Mancini was going to script this remake and possibly direct, but production eventually fell through. Instead, Mancini moved forward with the 2013 sequel Curse of Chucky, followed by the 2017 sequel Cult of Chucky. Mancini is also reportedly working on a television series that will remain canon to the films.
This is a remake of the classic 1988 film.