The murderous doll Chucky is back and he’s gone high-tech in the first trailer for the reboot of “Child’s Play.”
A contemporary re-imagining of the 1988 horror classic, director Lars Klevberg’s new film follows Karen (Aubrey Plaza), a single mother who gifts her son Andy (Gabriel Bateman) a Buddi doll, unaware of its more sinister nature.
The doll immediately scans Andy’s face, suggesting a high-tech spin on the classic horror franchise, with additional hints about the ominous Kaslan Corporation behind the Buddi dolls. The cast also includes “Atlanta” star Brian Tyree Henry.
Chucky first appeared in the 1988 film “Child’s Play,” which was directed by Tom Holland. The franchise spawned six sequels, the most recent being “Cult of Chucky” in 2017.
In the previous films, the children’s doll becomes possessed by the soul of notorious serial killer Charles Lee Ray — but the new trailer suggests a different, more corporate origin story for his murderous rampage.
Tyler Burton Smith wrote the script, based on characters created by Don Mancini — who wrote all seven of the previous films in the franchise, and directed three of them. Seth Graham-Smith and David Katzenberg produced.
Last month, SyFy announced plans to create a TV series called “Chucky,” executive produced by Mancini and David Kirschner.
Orion Pictures plans to unleash the “Child’s Play” reboot in theaters on June 21.
Watch the trailer above.