Orion Pictures has revealed new behind-the-scenes clip today for CHILD’S PLAY, a re-imagining of the original ’80s horror film that spawned an unforgettable franchise. In the clip, we get to see how this new version of Chucky is reimagined and you may be surprised by all of the practical effects used. Make sure you check out the footage below and let us know what you think!
I’ll be honest. What really impressed was that they made a practical puppet to be the doll. The amount of detailing showing how they created the hands and being able to see the movement in the doll’s face helps to create that eerie quality that the original Buddi doll had in the first film. As always, I’m super happy that practical effects are making a comeback. I hope that it stays this way if only to amplify the horror.
A contemporary re-imagining of the 1989 horror classic, CHILD’S PLAY follows Karen, a single mother who gifts her son Andy a Buddi doll, unaware of its more sinister nature.
The film stars Aubrey Plaza (“Legion”, Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates), Brian Tyree-Henry (Widows, Hotel Artemis), Gabriel Bateman (Annabelle, Benji), and Mark Hamill (Star Wars franchise, “Knightfall”) as the voice of Chucky
Rising filmmaker Lars Klevberg (Polaroid, The Wall) directs from a script by Tyler Burton Smith (Sleeping Dogs, “Quantum Break” video games) based on the original motion picture. David Katzenberg and Seth Grahame-Smith produce under their KatzSmith Productions banner (IT). Aaron Schmidt and Chris Ferguson executive produced the project.
CHILD’S PLAY, the 1988 film, grossed over $44 million worldwide on a $9 million budget and spawned one of the most recognizable and successful horror characters of all time with its psychotic killer doll, Chucky.
CHILD’S PLAY will arrive in theaters on June 21, 2019. Be prepared to get scared!