The huge news dropped out of WonderCon over the weekend that Mark Hamill will be providing the voice of Chucky in MGM, Orion and director Lars Klevberg‘s remake of Child’s Play, an exceptionally inspired choice that may very well have turned the tides in terms of fan reception to the film. After all, how could you *not* be on board with Hamill as Chucky?

In Klevberg’s modern take on the horror classic, a mother (Aubrey Plaza) gives her son (Gabriel Bateman) a Buddi doll for his birthday, unaware of its more sinister nature.

The cast also includes Beatrice Kitsos, Ty Consiglio and Brian Tyree Henry.

Klevberg directed from Tyler Burton Smith’s (Kung Fury) screenplay.

Child’s Play slashes its way to theaters on June 21, 2019.