New CHILD'S PLAY Featurette Focuses on the Animatronic Dolls Used to Bring Chucky to Life


Orion has released a new behind-the-scenes featurette for the upcoming reboot of Child’s Play. This new promo video puts a focus on the creepy-looking animatronic dolls that were made to bring they villainous character Chucky to life practically in the film.

The dolls that were created for the film can move on their own, and that even includes the facial expressions. In the featurette, we also learn that it takes three to four puppeteers to operate Chucky and bring the doll to life.

While I’m not the biggest fan of Child’s Play being remade, I do like the fact that they didn’t use GCI to bring the doll to life.

The movie stars Aubrey Plaza as a mother who gives her son, Andy, a toy Buddi doll for his birthday. Turns out the doll is sinister and primed for killing. The story follows a group of friends as they take on a technologically-advanced doll that enters their world. It’s also been reported that the version of Chucky in this film is "a defective 'Buddy doll' whose programming code was hacked so that he has no limitations to learning and also violence." There is no possessed doll in this remake.

Additional cast includes Brian Tyree Henry (Atlanta), Gabriel Bateman (Lights Out) as Plaza’s son, Beatrice Kitsos (The Exorcist) and Ty Consiglio (Wonder) who will be playing the roles of Falyn and Pugg, respectively, two friends of Andy Barclay. Carlease Burke (Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle) will also star in the film.

The movie is directed by Lars Klevberg, who directed the horror movie Polaroid. As for the script, it was written by Tyler Burton Smith (Kung Fury 2). It producers David Katzenberg and Seth Grahame-Smith are producing.

Child’s Play will be released in theaters on June 21st.

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