child's play behind-the-scenes video

I’m trying to remain cautiously optimistic about the new Child’s Play. As a fan of the original franchise, I was initially against this remake. But the casting, and the footage from the two trailers, have turned me around a bit. I’m still not 100% sold, but I’m hoping to be surprised. One thing the film definitely has going for it is the use of practical effects. When this project was first announced, I figured a terrible CGI Chucky would be used. But as this new Child’s Play behind-the-scenes video shows, the filmmakers made around six Chucky animatronic puppets in order to bring the killer doll to life.

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child's play remake

In this edition of TV Bits:

  • Are you ready kids? A SpongeBob SquarePants game show is in the works.
  • Big Bang Theory retrospective airing following series finale.
  • Westworld season 3 adds Vincent Cassel to cast.
  • Evangeline Lilly will star in Vudu’s first original series.
  • Child’s Play TV series will premiere on SYFY in 2020.

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child's play remake poster toy story 4

In a weird coincidence, two sentient toy movies are hitting theaters on the same day: both the Child’s Play remake and Toy Story 4. The Child’s Play marketing team decided to have a little fun with this, creating a poster that strongly implies Chucky just straight-up murdered beloved Toy Story character Woody. It’s a fun way to make children cry! See the Child’s Play remake poster below.

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Child's Play Remake Rated R

While the MPAA has yet to issue an official rating for the Child’s Play remake, producer Seth Grahame-Smith wants to assure horror fans that the new take on Chucky will have a firm R-rating. According to Grahame-Smith, you can expect a whole lot of gore and intensity in the upcoming movie, so at least that’s one less thing to worry about.

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Child's Play remake

This week, I had the chance to get an early look at a scene from the upcoming Child’s Play remake, which just released a brand new trailer. I also spoke with director Lars Klevberg and producers Seth Grahame-Smith and David Katzenberg about why they wanted to modernize a popular horror character, their approach to the new story, and more.

Check out our description of the scene and their quotes below, including some brief updates about Grahame-Smith’s rumored Fantastic Four script and the feature-length Kung Fury film. Read More »

child's play first look

Orion Pictures and MGM are done playing around. The studios released a Child’s Play image offering the first proper look at the new Chucky in all his creepy glory. The new image is the first full image we have of the new Chucky, who has received quite the sleek makeover, in the form of a smooth, porcelain-looking face and a slicked-back hairstyle. But he’s still got those familiar blue overalls and a knife in hand.

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child's play remake score

The Child’s Play remake has found its composer. Bear McCreary, who has provided music for The Walking Dead10 Cloverfield Lane, and more, will create the Child’s Play remake score, giving Mark Hamill‘s Chucky plenty of music to murder to. Orion Pictures announced McCreary as the composer today, and unveiled a teaser video featuring the artist revealing some of the music that will be used in the film. Check it out below.

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Mark Hamill Voicing Chuck in Child's Play

With the new Child’s Play this summer (watch the teaser trailer), we get an all new Chucky. This time the doll is said to turn towards the sinister side thanks to advanced artificial intelligence inside a new doll for a contemporary audience. Since we’re getting a whole new Chucky, it only makes sense that the doll who turns into a murderous force of nature gets a new voice. Today Orion Pictures and MGM announced Star Wars saga legend and beloved voice actor Mark Hamill will bring the evil doll to life. Read More »

Saturday Night Live Diner

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, a video essay dives into the limitations of the Marvel Cinematic Universe that you might not be aware of. Plus, learn how Saturday Night Live‘s now-famous “Lobster Diner” sketch came to be the first time John Mulaney hosted the show in 2018. And watch an animated history of the increasingly insane serial killer doll called Chucky. Read More »

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The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, learn how Alfonso Cuarón shot the climactic beach scene in Roma in one shot. Plus, meet Jeff Bridges‘ longtime stand-in who has worked with him for nearly 50 years, and watch a trailer mash-up that takes the Pixar Animation classic Toy Story and turns it into a horror film like Child’s Play. Read More »