One of the “Star Wars” franchises’ most legendary actors, Mark Hamill, has officially been announced as the voice of the evil doll Chucky in “Child’s Play,” an upcoming reboot of the iconic terror film series.
“Childs Play,” which first premiered back in 1988, kicked off a series of seven horror films following the iconic serial killer doll Chucky. And the franchise became so popular, not only did it spawn six sequels, but it also spread into comic books, a video game, tie-in merchandise and a television show. Now, the terrifying toy is coming back to the big screen and Mark Hamill, most known for his role as Luke Skywalker in the original “Star Wars” trilogy will be voicing him!
The new film, which will also include Aubrey Plaza, Gabriel Bateman, and Brian Tyree Henry, is said to be a “contemporary re-imaging of the 1988 horror classic,” and will follow a single mother who gifts her son Andy (Bateman) a Buddi doll, unaware of its more sinister nature.
After the announcement that Hamill would be joining the cast was released, David Katzenberg, one of the new film’s producers, said “We feel incredibly lucky to have an icon creating a new take on an iconic character…Mark is a gifted actor and celebrated vocal performer, and he’s approached this challenge with incredible energy and commitment.”
When discussing the film in a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Plaza said “Buckle up. I love it so much. To me, the original is an iconic movie. I haven’t seen our film, just the trailer, but it’s a real throwback horror movie…It’s almost got a Spielbergian vibe to it. The reason I did it was for how beautiful the script was. It doesn’t feel like a hokey, shticky, campy movie. If you remember the original Child’s Play, it was a drama! It wasn’t that funny. As the franchise went on, it became something else. The remake really captures the original.”
Orion Pictures will release “Child’s Play” through their United Artists Releasing banner on June 21, 2019.
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