She’s fended off The Strangers, faced down the horrors or Mordor, and gone toe-to-toe with a Wildling; now, Liv Tyler may be facing her most terrifying antagonist to date: Chucky! We’re getting word that the actress and daughter of Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler is the frontrunner to star in a rebooted Child’s Play flick currently brewing at MGM.
The “contemporary reboot” will be helmed by Lars Klevberg (Polaroid) and Tyler is negotiating the role of Andy’s mother Karen (played by Catherine Hicks in 1988’s original Child’s Play). Additional details are scant at the time of this posting, but we’ve been told that these reboot plans won’t interfere with original Chucky scribe Don Mancini’s previously-announced TV series adaptation of the now-iconic property. That’s right folks, 2019 could deliver a double-dose of devil-doll deviousness!
Don’t expect a trailer for either Child’s Play project anytime soon, but you can count on us to bring you additional details as they emerge. Stay tuned! In the meantime, you can check out the trailer and synopsis below for Charles Lee Ray’s latest outing, Cult of Chucky, which thrilled franchise fans in 2017.
Chucky returns to terrorize his human victim, Nica, who is confined to an asylum for the criminally insane. Meanwhile, the killer doll has some scores to settle with his old enemies, with the help of his former wife.
Cult of Chucky was written and directed by Mancini and stars Alex Vincent, Brad Dourif, Jennifer Tilly, and Fiona Dourif.
Words: Josh Millican (@josh_millican)