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The new Child’s Play movie gets a release date and a poster

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Orion Pictures will release the contemporary version of the iconic horror classic Child’s Play, which was being held as Untitled Orion Horror, from Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures (MGM) in cinemas nationwide on June 21, 2019, it was announced by John Hegeman, President, Orion Pictures.

This is the film, which has none of the people from the original involved. It also ditches the possessed doll for a one with an AI that goes wrong. I keep thinking of something like Toy Soldiers but with more blood! As there are still films, and now a TV show, being made following on from the original Child’s Play I do find it odd that they are making this new one.

Child’s Play follows a mother who gives her son a toy doll for his birthday, unaware of its more sinister nature.

The updated horror stars Aubrey Plaza (Ingrid Goes West, FX’s Legion, Safety Not Guaranteed) as Karen, Emmy and Tony nominee Brian Tyree Henry (FX’s Atlanta, Widows, If Beale Street Could Talk) as Mike and Gabriel Bateman (Lights Out, CBS’s American Gothic) as Andy. Rounding out the cast are Beatrice Kitsos (Fox’s The Exorcist), Ty Consiglio (Wonder) and Carlease Burke (Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle).

Rising filmmaker Lars Klevberg (Polaroid) directed from Tyler Burton Smith’s (Kung Fury, Quantum Break video game) screenplay based on the original motion picture. David Katzenberg and Seth Grahame-Smith produced under their KatzSmith Productions banner. The duo produced last year’s smash hit remake of It, the highest grossing horror film of all time bringing in $700 million at the global box office. Aaron Schmidt and Chris Ferguson executive produced.

Next on the Orion Pictures slate is John McPhail’s award-winning zombie holiday musical Anna and the Apocalypse, based on the 2010 BAFTA-winning short Zombie Musical, opening in theaters on November 30, 2018; and Nicholas McCarthy’s supernatural horror thriller The Prodigy starring Golden Globe and Emmy nominee Taylor Schilling (Netflix’s Orange Is the New Black) and breakout star Jackson Robert Scott (It, AMC’s Fear the Walking Dead), opening in theaters on February 8, 2019. Orion Pictures is currently in production on Osgood Perkins’ Gretel and Hansel, a horror retelling of the Brothers Grimm fairy tale starring Sophia Lillis (It, HBO’s Sharp Objects), Sammy Leakey, Charles Babalola (Mary Magdalene, Netflix’s Black Mirror), Alice Krige (Star Trek: First Contact, Silent Hill) and Jessica De Gouw (NBC’s Dracula, CW’s Arrow); recently attached filmmaker Roxanne Benjamin (Southbound, XX) to the reimagining of the 1984 critically acclaimed cult classic Night of the Comet; and acquired rights to remake the critically acclaimed Icelandic psychological horror film Rökkur‘ (Rift) for U.S. audiences.

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