MGM is remaking Child’s Play, the 1980s horror movie centering on a toy doll possessed by the soul of a serial killer, with It producers David Katzenberg and Seth Grahame-Smith.
MGM is fast-tracking the project, which has Lars Klevberg, the Norwegian filmmaker behind the horror movie Polaroid, in the director’s chair as it heads toward a production start in Vancouver this September
Tyler Burton Smith — who has written video games and wrote Kung Fury 2, now in production — penned the script.
Directed by '80s and '90s horror mainstay Tom Holland and co-created by Don Mancini, Child's Playtold the story of a popular toy doll named Chucky that becomes possessed and terrorizes a single mom and her son, as the killer needs the son’s body to jump into before his transference to the doll becomes permanent.
(Not a spoiler alert: Chucky failure set up a franchise that got bloodier, and goofier, as it went along. Chucky even gets married and has a kids at one point.)
The new movie will be a homecoming of sorts as MGM’s United Artists was behind the original release. Others were released by Universal’s short-lived Rogue banner or by Universal Home Entertainment.
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