It’s been a while, but Chucky is back. Orion Pictures has released the first official trailer for Child’s Play, which hopes to do for killer doll Chucky what It did for evil clown Pennywise in 2017.
The reboot of Child’s Play stars Aubrey Plaza, Bryan Tyree Henry, Gabriel Bateman, and Tim Matheson, and takes us back to beginnings of Chucky the possessed doll’s reign of terror, except its modern day. The new version of the horror classic looks like it will still have that dark, weird slasher vibe that fans of the 1988 original know and love (or hate), just with a completely new team behind it. Early speculation is that the modern-day Chucky could be more artificial intelligence, rather than a possessed soul.
The original Child’s Play franchise created by Don Mancini is still going strong with the last movie Cult of Chucky coming out in 2017 and a new TV series in the works at Syfy.
Though we don’t get a good look at the titular doll, we do see some of his handiwork at play. From the look of it, the film will be a brutal affair, which is sure to please those that loved the original.
Child’s Play slashes into theaters summer 2019.