Remember when you were a kid and you were convinced all your toys were out to get you, all because you accidentally saw a clip of Child’s Play? Well, the producers of It want to bring that feeling back for the next generation of children who have yet to be scarred by the ruthless redhead doll we all know as Chucky.
David Katzenberg and Seth Grahame-Smith will produce the reboot under their own production company, KatzSmith Productions, and Aaron Schmidt will act as executive producer. Considering this team made a pretty big splash with their It reboot, I can only imagine this follow-up film about the demented doll of your nightmares is going to have horror-lovers flocking to theaters upon its release.
While the movie’s plot is under wraps (who knows how closely the reboot will match the original), Collider reported that it will revolve around a group of kids (It part one, anyone?) and a technologically-advanced doll that somehow ends up in their possession. Are we talking part-robot Chucky? Who knows, but I have a feeling there’s going to be a Black Mirror-style twist in there somewhere. What better way to scare the shit out of a new generation of technology-obsessed children?
So far, no one from the cast has been confirmed, but keep an eye out — the movie is supposed to start filming in September, which means there are sure to be announcements soon. Get ready to learn the true meaning of “childhood trauma,” kids! You may never sleep again.