While Don Mancini and Universal are still plugging away with the continuation of the ‘Child’s Play‘ franchise that fans want to see, casting is underway over at MGM for the reboot that no one asked for. A fresh idea for a series that is still running might be absurd but that hasn’t stopped the studio from starting talks with both Aubrey Plaza (‘Legion’,’Life After Beth’) and Brian Tyree Henry (‘Atlanta’,’Hotel Artemis’) to tackle two of the leading roles in the upcoming movie.
The film is being directed by Lars Klevberg and based on a script written by Tyler Burton Smith. Plaza is being courted to play the mom while Henry is thought to be playing a detective, although this is still unconfirmed.
The worst part about this reboot is some of the ideas feel like it could be a good fit. If the studios had decided to sell this as a new franchise instead of trying to take on an existing one that is still ongoing it could have even gotten traction with potential fans. In the reboot, the toy is a robot doll with some form of AI that a factory worker either tampers with or directly hacks which ends up removing its limitations and turn it into a killing machine. This doll eventually falls into the hands of a young Andy.
I’m sure this new doll (which may or may not be named Chucky) will still claim that he’ll be Andy’s “friend till the end” right before it tries to kill him for some reason.
Are you at all interested in ‘Child’s Play’ getting a reboot while the original franchise is still up and running? Do you think that Aubrey Plaza and Brian Tyree Henry would be good fits for the film? Share your thoughts in the comments below!