While the reboot of ‘Child’s Play‘ is going to open to mixed reviews, Mark Hamill who voices the killer doll is excited for the upcoming film. While he clearly loves the original take of the films, the differences attracted him to the role and won him over in playing the part.
As someone who is a little sick of Hollywood rebooting franchises, and in this case one that is still actively being developed, I’m not sure if this is enough of a change to get me to see it on the big screen.
According to Hamill,
“They sent me the script, and I thought the crucial element that was different from the original – which I liked, and I’m a huge fan of Brad [Dourif] ‘s interpretation – is in this one, Chucky has a different origin. So, it’s not the soul of a serial killer, [it’s] that someone deliberately goes in and alters his operating system and takes off the safety measures. So, he was really like an innocent child, really just learning from what goes on around him. That was crucial… Also, the age of the boy; he was like 5 or 6 [in the original]. Gabriel plays a character who’s a young teenager, and that was a fundamental difference from the original.”
As franchise creator Don Mancini is still actively developing the original series and is expanding it into a new ongoing show on Syfy that also includes Brad Dourif continuing to voice the character, this just seems to be a bit of a stretch. I enjoy the concept itself but feel it would have done better as an original work and not a reboot.
Are you looking forward to checking out the reboot of ‘Child’s Play’? Will these changes to Chucky’s origin have you interested in checking out the film? Do you feel that they should have just come up with a completely original story around this concept? Share your thoughts in the comments below!
Child’s Play follows a mother named Karen who gives her son Andy a toy doll, Chucky, though both aren’t aware of its evil nature. From the producers of IT comes a modern reimagining of the horror classic, Child’s Play hits theaters everywhere this weekend!
Source: Screen Rant