"Chucky is a toy," someone says in the first full trailer for the new "Child's Play" reboot.
But what if a toy had all the tech access of Alexa and an evil spirit residing in it? That's Chucky! The demonic doll gets a major upgrade in the reboot, able to control cars, drones, and smart (now scary) homes.
Aubrey Plaza plays a young mom who gives her son Andy (Gabriel Bateman) a Buddi, a hot new toy capable of Alexa-ing your gadgets. Andy soon realizes that his version, called Chucky (voiced by Mark Hamill), has a sinister nature — and it out to wreak death and destruction.
“We didn’t want to do something that felt too familiar [to] the Chucky that was so successful in the original series,” producer Seth Grahame-Smith told Entertainment Weekly.
“We knew we wanted to reintroduce a new design because we’re also reintroducing a new concept for what Chucky really is. That led us to, okay, if a company like Apple or Google or Amazon was going to design and market a child companion toy, what would that toy look like? What would its features be? And that drove the design more than anything.”
"Child's Play" opens in theaters June 21.