Chucky’s second coming has a release date… and it’s coming sooner than you think.
We are, of course, referring to the somewhat contentious Child’s Play reboot in development at Orion Pictures, which has now released a suitably creepy poster to confirm that, yes, the film will be hitting theaters next summer – June 21st, 2019, to be precise.
If you’ve been paying attention to the Monday news cycle, one which has sadly been dominated by Stan Lee’s death, you’ll know that June 21st is the same date on which Disney-Pixar plans to launch Toy Story 4, another sequel that no one really asked for…
As for Child’s Play, well, it stars Aubrey Plaza as a mother who, unbeknownst to her, places a Devil Doll in the company of her helpless son. Polaroid helmer Lars Klevber directs from a screenplay by Tyler Burton Smith (Kung Fury), while the supporting cast also includes Brian Tyree Henry, Gabriel Bateman, Beatrice Kitsos, Ty Consiglio, and Carlease Burke.
Here’s your first peek at the official Child’s Play poster, which appears to be hiding its ‘Buddi’ (read: demon) in plain sight.
So, there you have it; the Child’s Play reboot now has an official date, and it’s one it currently shares with Toy Story 4 and The Grudge reboot coming from Sony. Chances are one of those horror movies will blink, as Hollywood executives will want to avoid a conflict of interests – because sometimes you can really have too much of a good thing. Besides, having two old-school horror reboots releasing on the same weekend is just counterintuitive, as there are only so many box office dollars to go around.
But perhaps the biggest point of contention surrounding the Child’s Play reboot from Orion Pictures is the fact that neither Don Mancini nor voice actor Brad Dourif are involved. Will their absence be strongly felt come 2019? Or can this reanimated movie monster stand on its own two feet? Time will tell.