Horror films have been around for a long time, but the genre has seen a marked uptick in high quality (even Oscar winning) releases. Even for a weenie like me, who generally doesn’t care for horror films, I’ve been loving the films we’ve been getting. Now it sounds like MGM is looking to reboot an iconic franchise for the modern day: Child’s Play.
This report is coming from Collider, who say the movie has been in development for quite some time and is supposedly gearing up to shoot in September. Supposedly the reasoning might be to give it an element of surprise when announced (like Cloverfield Lane and Blair Witch). Either way, it sounds like MGM is wanting to play this close to the vest.
The report says that IT producers David Katzenberg and Seth Grahame-Smith will produce the flick with Lars Klevberg directing from Tyler Burton Smith’s script. The new Child’s Play would be a full reboot to bring the story into modern day, with a swanky upgraded toy and everything. Hell, the new murderous doll may not even be named Chucky this time around either, which may be a bit of a sticking point for long time fans.
Treat this as rumor for now, but considering the state of Horror films, it’s not surprising to think MGM is wanting to give the franchise another shot on the big screen. If filming is set to begin soon, hopefully we’ll get some sort of confirmation sooner rather than later.