Metro Goldywn Mayer Pictures (MGM) and Orion Pictures just released a behind the scenes look at the brand new Chucky doll for the upcoming remake of Child’s Play.
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Not only did MGM and Orion Pictures give us a first look at the new Chucky Doll, but they revealed this will be a reimagining of the iconic Good Guys doll. Instead of Chucky being a Good Guys doll, he will be a BUDDI doll created by Emmy Award-winning character FX studio MastersFX founded by Todd Masters. MGM and Orion Pictures had previously released a poster showcasing the new BUDDI doll packaging.
The new Chucky doll took MastersFX six weeks to create seven different “practical animatronic puppets each with interchangeable arms and heads that perform a variety of required actions on set.” The team was led by puppeteer Keith Arbuthnot. He was joined by Mike Fields, Jason Ward, and Josh Raymond who each controlled different parts of the doll.
“It was important to Lars that we use animatronics as much as possible,” said producer David Katzenberg. “As fans of Todd’s work, we were thrilled when he and his team of exceptional artists and puppeteers agreed to take on the challenge of creating our take on a classic character.”
“Reconceiving a well-loved classic always feels like wading into tricky waters, however, Lars’ fresh vision for this film turned what could have been a challenging process into a seamless and beautiful collaboration,” said Masters. “MGM and Orion’s Child’s Play is not a remake or retelling but a completely new style and concept and we believe that BUDDI fits with this vision perfectly.”
Child’s Play is directed by Lars Kleverg. The script was written by Tyler Burton Smith of Kung Fury fame. It will star Aubrey Plaza as Karen, Brian Tyree Henry as Mike, and Gabriel Bateman as Andy.
Here’s the official synopsis:
“Child’s Play, a contemporary version of the iconic horror classic, follows a mother who gives her son a toy doll for his birthday, unaware of its more sinister nature.”
The film is expected to release on June 21, 2019.