Orion Pictures has released the full trailer for the contemporary remake of 1988 horror classic “Child’s Play” and, unlike the previous ones, this one reveals the reasoning behind one of the film’s key changes.
Like the original, the story follows a single mother who gives her son a Buddi toy doll for his birthday – unaware of its more sinister nature.
The big change from the original is that the killer doll Chucky isn’t possessed by a serial killer’s ghost but rather has had his programming code hacked by a disgruntled ex-employee from the toy company – resulting in the doll having no limitations to learning and also violence.
The trailer shows how that comes into effect – the new Chucky has inbuilt wifi and bluetooth which allows him to hack into and control all smart devices within range and use them as potential lethal weapons. The trailer also suggests a fairly big scale for the story.
Mark Hamill will voice ‘Chucky’ in the film which also stars Aubrey Plaza, Brian Tyree Henry and Gabriel Bateman. “Child’s Play” opens in cinemas on June 21st.