Play Time: First Child’s Play trailer confirmed to arrive next week


With all the controversy surrounding the remake of Child’s Play, fans have been patiently waiting for a teaser or trailer. Luckily, we won’t have to wait longer.

A remake of director Tom Holland’s Child’s Play might not be something that we needed (honestly, it doesn’t need the remake treatment) but we are getting one this year anyway. However, what has made this project controversial is not so much that they are remaking a classic slasher, but that they left franchise creator Don Mancini out of it.

Most fans have taken Mancini’s side on this, while others remain neutral and are waiting to see what Lars Klevberg and company will bring in this new movie. So far we have gotten a look at the new Chucky, the box of the now called “Buddi” doll, and a summary of all the enhancements this doll will have (it’s the future and we’re living in it, after all). But hey, isn’t it time we get a teaser or trailer?

The answer is “yes”, and we won’t have to wait too long to finally get a full look at Chucky and the rest of the cast in action. According to Trailer Track, the first Child’s Play trailer will arrive next week. The site explains that the trailer has been sent out to cinemas in the US with copies of The Prodigy, set to be released next week. The trailer will most likely be released online before Friday, Feb. 8.

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Trailer Track also mentions a small detail on a Christmas promotional poster released by the studio in which one of the Christmas tree decorations has “2.8” written on it. Many fans took this as a “sign” of when the trailer will drop. Well, they were partially correct.

Child’s Play will follow the basic plot of the original with a few changes here and there. In addition to all the enhancements the doll comes with (like a voice recognition engine and being programmed via tablets and controlled via smart-phone), Chucky will get a new origin story. Remember how it was possessed by a serial killer? Well, now it was programmed to be violent by a Chinese factory worker who later killed himself.

Hopefully, this first trailer will reveal other changes made to the story that haven’t been shared yet. As much as I would love to see the new Chucky in full… well, Chucky mode, it would probably be best to leave some mystery for a later trailer or until the movie comes out. But the most entertaining thing about this will be Mancini’s reaction (remember what he said when the first look at Chucky come out? Classic).

Child’s Play is directed by Lars Klevberg and stars Aubrey Plaza, Gabriel Bateman and Brian Tyree Henry, is scheduled for a June 21 release.

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