Bear McCreary to compose the score for the Child’s Play Remake
Orion Pictures has revealed that Emmy Award-winning composer Bear McCreary (Godzilla: King of the Monsters) has been tapped to compose the score for the upcoming Child’s Play remake starring Star Wars alum Mark Hamill as the voice of Chucky. The announcement also came with a video giving us a snippet of film’s terrifying score which you can listen to in the player below.
McCreary is best known for composing the scores of many TV shows such as AMC’s The Walking Dead series, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, Starz’s drama series Outlander, and the historical fantasy drama Da Vinci’s Demons which had earned him an Emmy for Outstanding Main Title Theme Music. He has also worked on scores for films including The Boy, Colossal, Happy Death Day, and The Cloverfield Paradox.
Aubrey Plaza (Ingrid Goes West) and Brian Tyree Henry (Atlanta) are headlining the new Child’s Play, under the helm of filmmaker Lars Klevberg (Polaroid). Tyler Burton Smith wrote the screenplay based on the 1988 film. In the reboot, Plaza stars as a mother who gives her son Andy, portrayed by Gabriel Bateman (Lights Out), a toy doll for his birthday, unaware of its more sinister nature. The new version of the killer doll won’t be a doll possessed by a serial killer but will be a defective Buddy doll whose programming code was hacked so that he has no limitations to learning and also violence.
Additional cast includes Beatrice Kitsos (The Exorcist) and Ty Consiglio (Wonder) who will be playing the roles of Falyn and Pugg respectively, two friends of Andy Barclay in the new film which is currently shooting in Vancouver. Carlease Burke (Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle) will also star in the film. Mark Hamill (Star Wars) will take over from Brad Dourif (One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest) as the voice of Chucky.
Child’s Play will debut in theaters on June 21.