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FIRST LOOK: Meet the new Child’s Play* doll PLUS synopsis and details on the reboot

September 22nd, 2018 by Marc Comments

We reported in the last day or two that Aubrey Plaza and Brian Tyree Henry were set to star in the Child’s Play reboot coming from Orion Pictures.

And now we have confirmation from MGM and Orion who have released the following synopsis fo the movie:

Child’s Play follows a mother (Plaza) who gives her son (Bateman) a toy doll for his birthday, unaware of its more sinister nature.

The new movie will be directed by with Lars Klevberg and you may recall a while back we reported some details of the movie that tie in with the new synopsis: The new Chucky is not a possessed toy but rather it’s “A defective ‘Buddy doll’ whose programming code was hacked so that he has no limitations to learning and also violence.”

A character in the movie is described as a “Chinese factory worker who commits suicide shortly after re-programming a Buddy doll to have no limitations”.

So, yeah, Chucky is now a Buddy doll, not a Good Guys doll and rather than being a serial killer he’s… murderous A.I?

Oh, and here’s the new Chucky (he’s also above in case you didn’t notice) – although we don’t know for sure if he’s called Chucky in this new reboot.

But, listen, if all this is bugging you, never fear, the original franchise – thanks the joy of rights and ownership – is still going on too. As is a TV show based on the original movies. Confused? Don’t be, this will clear it all up for you.

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….