First Official Trailer for the Child's Play Remake Arrives

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By Chris Morse

As promised in an earlier "press release" from Buddi manufacturer Kaslan Corp, the first trailer for the upcoming Child’s Play remake has arrived from Orion Pictures and fans can finally get a glimpse at what a more modern take in the infamous murderous doll looks like.

Unfortunately, that first glimpse does not include much of the doll itself, which we can at least confirm will still be named Chucky in this movie, although Charles Lee Ray and his trademark quips are nowhere to be found. Chucky mostly stuck to the shadows in this first preview. Will this movie be more focused on technology gone wrong or will further footage to come reveal something deeper?

We still have many questions, but the trailer is certainly not lacking in horror elements, which is a good sign for this remake. How did you like the first trailer for Child’s Play? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below or on social media, and read on for more information on the franchise and new film.

The franchise is currently in a bit of an awkward spot after this remake was fast-tracked while creator Don Mancini continues to create new Chucky stories. The original franchise is continuing with a television series, while MGM and Orion are trying the remake route, as shown in the above trailer. Whether or not you have a preference on which incarnation to follow (why not both?), it would appear that we will be getting plenty of Child’s Play as Chucky makes his return to prominence.


In Child’s Play, a mother gives her son a toy doll for his birthday, unaware of its more sinister nature. The cast includes Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Recreation, Legion) as the mother, Karen, Gabriel Bateman (Light’s Out) as her son, Andy, and Brian Tyree Henry (Atlanta) as a detective named Greg, who will be investigating the mysterious deaths surrounding the doll.

The film will be directed by Lars Klevberg, who is known for his upcoming horror film, Polaroid, with a script penned by Quantum Break and Kung Fury 2 writer Tyler Burton Smith. KatzSmith Productions’ David Katzenberg and Seth Grahame-Smith (Stephen King's It) will produce as the film is slated to arrive early this summer on June 21st, 2019.

About the Author

Chris Morse

Programmer by day, writer by night. Having grown up surrounded by plenty of horror movies and video games, it only made sense for Chris to combine all of these passions into one place: Dead Entertainment. Whether he's working on designs, tinkering with the platform, or just writing up the latest horror news, he's sure to be hard at work keeping the wheels turning on this website no matter what time of day it is. When not coding or gaming, you can find him donning a Cheesehead and heading to the Midwest to cheer on his favorite NFL team, the Green Bay Packers. #GoPackGo