The new “Child’s Play” movie now has a firm release date. Orion Pictures announced that the reboot will hit theaters nationwide on June 21, 2019. The confirmation was announced today by John Hegeman, President, Orion Pictures. This time around the film will follow the mother, who unknowingly gives her son a demented toy doll for his birthday.
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).
Lars Klevberg (Polaroid) directed the film 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, that is same duo that produced last year’s hit remake of “It,” the highest grossing horror film of all time. “IT” grossed over $700 million at the global box office. Aaron Schmidt and Chris Ferguson executive produced.
The next big film to release from Orion Pictures is John McPhail’s zombie holiday musical “Anna and the Apocalypse,” which was based on the 2010 BAFTA-winning short Zombie Musical. That film is scheduled to open in theaters on November 30, 2018. Horror fans can also look for Nicholas McCarthy’s supernatural horror thriller “The Prodigy” starring Golden Globe and Emmy nominee Taylor Schilling (Netflix’s Orange Is the New Black) and Jackson Robert Scott (It, AMC’s Fear the Walking Dead). That film is scheduled to open in theaters on February 8, 2019.
As we reported earlier this month, 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).