More than two months after debuting a teaser trailer that was heavy on the "tease" -- it held back a full reveal of the murderous doll -- Orion Pictures is back with the first full look at its Child's Play reboot.
It's billed as a contemporary reimagining of the 1988 horror film, which means the Buddi dolls are wired for Wi-Fi, allowing them to connect to, and control, a range of devices produced by manufacturer Kaslan. Phones, video game consoles, thermostats, drones ... What could possibly go wrong?
We get a taste of that in the new footage, in which Aubrey Plaza's single mother Karen purchases a Buddi doll for her son Andy (Gabriel Bateman) in hopes of helping him adjust to their new home. Andy's new best friend, Chucky (voiced by Mark Hamill, who's heard at the very end of the trailer), hasn't had time to lose that new-toy smell before he begins his murderous rampage. But while the adults appear to dismiss the boy's warning that "Something's wrong with Chucky," his friends may be ready to take a stand against the killer doll.
A contemporary re-imagining of the 1988 horror classic, Child's Play follows Karen (Aubrey Plaza), a single mother who gifts her son Andy (Gabriel Bateman) a Buddi doll, unaware of its more sinister nature.
Directed by Lars Klevberg from a script by Tyler Burton Smith, Child's Play stars Aubrey Plaza, Brian Tyree Henry, Gabriel Bateman, Tim Matheson and Mark Hamill. The film opens on June 21.