In the why oh why category, it was announced today that MGM is fast-tracking a remake of the seminal horror classic CHILD’S PLAY.
Norwegian director Lars Klevberg (Polaroid) has been tapped to direct the film.
The project is being produced by David Katzenberg (It) and Seth Grahame-Smith (It).
Word is that MGM is fast-tracking the film with a planned production start in Vancouver this September.
Tyler Burton Smith (Kung Fury 2) wrote the script on the remake.
Directed by ’80s and ’90s horror mainstay Tom Holland and co-created by Don Mancini, Child’s Play told the story of a popular toy doll named Chucky that becomes possessed and terrorizes a single mom and her son, as the killer needs the son’s body to jump into before his transference to the doll becomes permanent.
I’m not really surprised by this announcement. No film is sacred any longer in this remake/reboot environment in Hollywood. In my opinion, this remake is completely unneeded but expect to see more of the same in the future.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter