Aubrey Plaza shares new details on upcoming Child’s Play movie


Aubrey Plaza shares some details on the upcoming Child’s Play remake, assuring fans it will go back to its horror-drama roots.

Aubrey Plaza wants fans to know, Child’s Play is scary again. There is no need for concern.

It’s shaping up to be a big year for the horror genre, with original stories, remakes, and reboots coming down the pike to keep us all busy. Among these upcoming goodies is one that has divided fans way before its release: Child’s Play, directed by Lars Klevberg. The reason behind the controversy is that Don Mancini, creator of the franchise, is not involved in any shape or form.

That hasn’t stopped MGM and company, though. The studio dropped the first full trailer earlier this month, sparking the curiosity of many. The trailer didn’t show Chucky in full slasher mode, but did a good job in setting the overall tone of the movie. Basically, this new Child’s Play is not joking around: it’s full on dark and even dramatic, at least according to Aubrey Plaza.

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Aubrey Plaza spoke a bit about her role in Child’s Play without spilling the beans too much. Although she hasn’t watched the final product yet, Plaza says it’s a “real throwback horror movie” and that it “really captures the original”, referring to how the first movie was more drama and not funny at all.

About her character and her interaction with the evil doll, Plaza shared:

"“I play Karen, the mother, and I have less interaction with Chucky than the actor who plays my son does. I can’t reveal too much. We’re not supposed to talk about Chucky. It builds for Karen in a way that I’m interacting with Chucky by the end, but I’m mostly dealing with my son – who I almost believe is behind the mayhem. The horror of it all will be for the audience. For me, it’s more of a psychological thriller”."

In this new version, Chucky comes with a bunch of technological enhancements to make it more up-to-date, and as seen in the trailer, these elements will play a big role in the story and the transformation of Chucky from a toy to an evil, killer doll. Plaza added that the message behind this story is different and that “technology becomes the villain”. That’s going to a very interesting topic to discuss after watching the movie.

Child’s Play will follow the basic plot of the original: a mother gives her son a toy doll for his birthday, but little do they know there’s some evil inside of it, waiting to come out. Judging by the trailer, there is a lot of evil inside this Buddi Doll – we’ll see how the horror/slasher side of it will mix with the drama and the “psychological thriller” part that Plaza mentioned.

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Directed by Lars Klevberg, and starring Aubrey Plaza, Gabriel Bateman, and Brian Tyree Henry, Child’s Play will be released on June, 21.

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