Not since Freddy vs. Jason has there been a showdown quite like the one headed for summer 2019. Orion Pictures has decided to pit the horror movie Child’s Play against Disney’s Toy Stoy 4 at the box office.
Both films are scheduled to hit theaters on June 21, 2019, according to Deadline, which may mean parents will have to take special care in selecting the right toy doll movie when taking the little ones to the cineplex.
Although most responsible grown-ups will be able to discern the nature of the two films, some may still get confused and get killer Chucky instead of Woody and the gang.
Child’s Play (2019) is a re-imagining of the 1988 Don Mancini penned classic which follows a single mother and her child fending off a toy doll possessed by a serial killer.
This newest Child’s Play version has not been endorsed by Mancini who hasn’t publically bashed the appropriation but he has definitely thrown some social media shade toward it.
The question is: Will viewers want more of a “Friend in Me” or a “Friend till the end?”
This newest film stars Ariel Bateman with Beatrice Kitsos, Ty Consiglio and Carlease Burke. Lars Klevberg (Polaroid) directed from Tyler Burton Smith’s script.
David Katzenberg and Seth Grahame-Smith produced under KatzSmith Productions banner. That duo was involved in producing It. Aaron Schmidt and Chris Ferguson executive produced.