No matter what side of the fence you’re on. When it comes to remakes, the Child’s Play remake/reboot can’t be ignored. Director Lars Klevberg took on the daunting task of giving Don Mancini’s Child’s Play franchise a new direction. That no one aside from Orion films asked for. Cult of Chucky was just released in 2017, so it defiantly caught fans off guard that a remake would be coming into us in 2019. Begging the question of why? Why did a remake get asked for? My only conclusion is movies studios are trying to slow down the ever-growing collection of movies that are bypassing the theater and directly to streaming.
As I don’t work in the industry I can’t say this is a hard fact but rather an educated guess. Which the last two films going direct to video it might prove hard to bring it back the mass audience appeal of seeing it on the big screen. I myself probably would not have gone to see Cult of Chucky in theaters. Plus the original Chucky has own tv show coming out later this year. Even more so driving the nail in the coffin for the Chucky doll we know and love to ever make it back to the big screen.
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.
- Lars Klevberg
- Tyler Burton Smith
- Aubrey Plaza, Brian Tyree Henry, Gabriel Bateman, Mark Hamill
- Run Time
- 2 hours