MGM is said to be developing a Child’s Play remake with the producers behind Stephen King’s IT.
THR reports MGM is fast-tracking the film, with production set to begin in September. IT’s David Katzenberg and Seth Grahame-Smith will produce.
Polaroid director Lars Klevberg is set to helm the remake from a screenplay by Tyler Burton Smith (Kung Fury 2). A release date has not been set yet.
The Child’s Play franchise centers on a toy doll named Chucky that becomes possessed by the soul of a serial killer.
A Child’s Play TV series is also reportedly in development from franchise creator Don Mancini and franchise producer David Kirschner. The series is said to be a continuation of the existing story rather than a reboot.
Be sure to read IGN’s Cult of Chucky review for our thoughts on the latest film from the long-running horror franchise.