The MPAA hasn’t yet handed out an official rating for the upcoming remake of 1988 horror classic “Child’s Play,” but producer Seth Grahame-Smith has spoken with Cinema Blend this week and wants to assure horror fans it will earn an R-rating.
Mark Hamill will voice the killer Buddi doll ‘Chucky’ who in this version has had his programming code hacked so that he has no limitations to learning and also violence. Aubrey Plaza stars as a mother who gives her son Andy (Gabriel Bateman) the toy doll for his birthday, unaware of its more sinister nature.
According to Grahame-Smith, there’s plenty of gore and intensity to go around in the new film:
“[This] Chucky…is driven by something different than he is in the original series, when he’s Charles Lee Ray and he’s just a truly psychopathic killer in the body of a doll… Then, above all that, there’s just the intensity, the gore, the fact that the [remake] movie is rated R, that it really does go there when it goes there. I think the movie looks big, is much bigger than a lot of movies that are our size – very affordable movie, we are. But we had big ambitions. Those are, I’d say, the primary things we’re going for.”
One change according to Grahame-Smith is the film puts more focus on the younger characters with Andy much more proactive in this one:
“We knew that one of the differences we wanted to do here was to ultimately put more pressure on kids having to do this than in the original movie where it’s Karen and Detective Mike, primarily Detective Mike, hunting this [doll] down.”
Brian Tyree Henry, Beatrice Kitsos, Ty Consiglio and Carlease Burke also star in the new “Child’s Play” which opens June 21st.