Child's Play Remake Gets 360-Degree VR Teaser, New Buddi Featurette, and Even a Game
The Kaslan Corporation wants you to immerse yourself in its new product.
By Chris Morse
The Child’s Play remake hits theaters soon and Orion Pictures has released a surprisingly-creepy VR experience to get you ready for it. The teaser, which can also be watched as a 360-degree video on desktop or mobile, supports most VR headsets and puts you in the shoes of someone who’s about to meet his new best friend, Chucky. It's safe to assume this won't end well.
You can enjoy plenty of Mark Hamill’s voice work in this one as well, but we won’t ruin the fun for you. Watch it for yourself above with your preferred method of viewing and read on for even more goodies.
Next up is a new featurette about the film, which arrived today, and this one focuses on the Buddi doll itself and how Chucky evolves from a neutral AI-connected toy to something more sinister. In it, you can hear from the cast while checking out various bits of footage from the movie. Give that one a watch below.
As a bonus, Orion also released a fun little promotional game for the film, titled Escape Zedmart. It seems to be themed around a similar sort of retail environment as the above VR experience, except it is presented in a classic, Pac-Man style way. In the game, you can navigate around the map to run from Chucky and pick up collectibles along the way, occasionally even turning the tides on the killer doll to chase him instead. The best part is you can play it right in your browser, so have a look at that right here.
Finally, one more fun highlight came towards the end of the week with the release of a "Toy Massacre" claymation spinoff by Lee Hardcastle. You can give that one a watch below.
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 Greg, a detective who will be investigating the mysterious deaths surrounding the doll. Chucky is voiced by the legendary Mark Hamill.
The film is directed by Lars Klevberg, who is known for his 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) are on board as producers with the film slated to arrive next week on June 21st, 2019.
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