Straight from the press release, United Artists Releasing’s reimagining of ‘Child’s Play’ has cast Mark Hamill to voice Chucky. Brad Dourif voiced the character originally.
The film is not connected to the Don Mancini franchise. Mancini’s ongoing universe has a whopping seven movies and a television show on the way.
Hamill is famous for his role as Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars franchise, reprising the role in ‘The Last Jedi,’ as well as the upcoming ‘Episode IX.’ He is a veteran in the voice acting industry, with his most popular role being DC’s The Joker. He is currently in the second season of History’s ‘Knightfall.’ Later this year, he will be in Netflix’s prequel series ‘The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance.’ In 2020, he has Robert Kirkman’s Amazon animated series ‘Invincible.’
The rest of the cast includes Aubrey Plaza, Brian Tyree Henry, Gabriel Bateman, and Tim Matheson.
The premise is below:
“The story follows a mother named Karen (Plaza) who gives her son Andy (Bateman) a toy doll, Chucky (Hamill), though both aren’t aware of its evil nature.”
Additionally, producer David Katzenberg gave a comment:
“We feel incredibly lucky to have an icon creating a new take on an iconic character. Mark is a gifted actor and celebrated vocal performer, and he’s approached this challenge with incredible energy and commitment.”
Moreover, Lars Klevberg (‘Polaroid’) serves as director, while the screenplay is from Tyler Burton Smith (‘Kung Fury II’).
‘Child’s Play’ will release on June 21st, up against Pixar’s ‘Toy Story 4.’