Date: 1st April 2019
Mark Hamill will lend his voice as the iconic villain Chucky in the Child’s Play reboot, Orion Pictures announced Saturday.
The man himself made the announcement over social media. "I can't wait to bring such an iconic character to life, and present him in a way you’ve never seen him before"
The new Child's Play has been described as a contemporary reimagining where the Buddi doll is an 'Artificial Intelligence human companion' manufactured by the Kaslan Corp, the world's leading developer of interactive tech products for home and lifestyle. When Karen (Aubrey Plaza), a single mother, gifts one of the state-of-the-art toys to her son, Andy (Gabriel Bateman), playtime takes a terrifying turn.
The original Child's Play was released in 1988 and has spawned several sequels. Chucky has earned a cult status of his own and if often ranked among some of the greatest and most memorable horror monsters/killers like Michael Myers, Jason and Freddy Kreuger.
Child's Play was the first of a seven-movie franchise that told the story of Chucky, a toy doll possessed by the soul of a serial killer. If you've seen the film, you no doubt remember the chills that shot down your spine when he first uttered his iconic phrase, "Hi, I'm Chucky. Wanna play?" Chucky then goes on a murderous rampage in an attempt to kill a single mom and her son so he can jump into the son's body before he becomes trapped inside the doll permanently.
Source: Press Release