Now There's a CHILD'S PLAY Reboot in Development From The Producers of IT
Last week it was officially announced that there was a Child's Play TV series coming that would continue the film franchise. Now there's a new report from Collider that says the franchise is going to get a movie reboot from the producers of IT, David Katzenberg and Seth Grahame-Smith.
The report says that Lars Klevberg (Polaroid) will direct the film from a script written by Tyler Burton Smith (Kung Fury). What's interesting about this is that creator Don Mancini isn't a part of the creative team and he's been involved with every Child's Play film from the very beginning. He's also involved in the TV series.
As for what the story will entail, it's described as a "contemporary reboot involving a group of kids... and a technologically-advanced doll enters their world."
There's no other information beyond that. The great thing about the original doll, what made it even more creepy, was the fact that it is an old-school doll. I can see why they would want to update it with a more technologically advanced doll, but it probably won't have that same fun creepy factor that the original had. Seems like maybe it would be more sci-fi than horror. At this point, we can only speculate, and I'm sure some fans won't like what they are hearing.
The report also says that MGM is developing the project under a code name "in the hopes the studio could pull off a reveal similar to how Adam Wingard’s The Woods was later revealed to be a new Blair Witch movie." Yeah, and that worked out well. I'm sure you all remember how bad that surprise Blair Witch movie ended up being.
It will be interesting to see how this all comes together. What do you think about MGM rebooting Child's Play? I'm definitely more excited about the TV series.