Mark Hamill will voice the killer doll Chucky in this summer’s Child’s Play remake (out June 21), it was announced Saturday at WonderCon. While Hamill is best known for playing Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars movies, he is also an experienced voice artist whose portrayal of the Joker in Batman: The Animated Series and subsequent projects is widely regarded as among the best iterations of the character.
Brad Dourif voiced Chucky in the original 1988 film and its six sequels. This new version stars Aubrey Plaza as a mother who gives her son (Gabriel Bateman) a toy doll for his birthday, unaware of its more sinister nature. The film costars Atlanta actor Brian Tyree Henry.
The new Child’s Play is produced by Seth Grahame-Smith and David Katzenberg, who also oversaw 2017’s It and that film’s upcoming sequel. The MGM/Orion Pictures project is written by Tyler Burton Smith and directed by Norwegian filmmaker Lars Klevberg.
“Child’s Play was, and is, one of my all-time horror movies and it was one of my introductions to horror,” Klevberg told EW last year. “I got the script [for the remake] and it was really really good, and I knew it was from the producers from It, and I jumped in immediately.”
Watch the trailer for the Child’s Play remake, above.