Child's Play is an American feature film of the horror genre, with some elements of science fiction. It is a remake of the 1988 supernatural slasher movie Child's Play, and is the eighth film in the franchise. It was directed by Lars Klevberg with a screenplay written by Tyler Burton Smith. It was produced by MGM and Orion Pictures and released theatrically in the United States on June 21st, 2019. The film follows a similar premise to the original movie, but with the added concepts of the corruptibility of smart phone technology and global connectivity. Yes... Chucky is the goddamn internet now! The movie stars Aubrey Plaza as Karen Barclay with Gabriel Bateman as her son, Andy Barclay. Brian Tyree Henry plays Detective Mike Norris, and Star Wars and Batman: The Animated Series veteran Mark Hamill provides the voice for Chucky.
The tagline for this film is "More than a toy... he's your best friend".
The original trailer for the movie carried the tagline "Friends to the End". This is taken from a line spoken by the original Good Guy doll whose automated voice intoned, "I'll be your friend to the end".
Discounting automated Good Guy doll voices, this is the first time that Chucky has been voiced by someone other than Brad Dourif. It was revealed on March 31st, 2019 that Mark Hamill would be doing the voice for Chucky.
In the original series, the dolls were branded as Good Guy Dolls. In this film, they are called Buddi dolls.
This is the first film in the series that voice actor Brad Dourif was not involved in.
Kaslan Industries is the name of the company that manufactures the Buddi dolls. In the original series, the Good Guy dolls were developed by Play Pals.
This movie was released on the same day as Toy Story 4. Coincidentally, both films involve sentient, living toys.