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‘Child’s Play’ (2019) Promo Site Details “Buddi” Doll, Hints At Evil A.I.

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Orion Pictures has launched a new website to promote its upcoming remake of classic 1988 killer doll movie Child’s Play. The promotional site focuses on the new “Buddi” doll which, as we reported earlier this month, has replaced the franchise’s traditional “Good Guys” doll, and apparently Buddi comes with a ton of modern features, such as artificial intelligence, cameras, sensors, and wireless connectivity:

The icons in the ad also reveal that Buddi may be able to control drones (upper right), move on its own (middle right), and control smart home functions such as Wi-Fi, HVAC, audio systems.

With all of this focus on the new doll, we’re left speculating if Chucky will be Voodoo-conjured at all in this remake, but rather a technological menace – A.I. gone wrong.

The modern locomotion & machine-learning capabilities of the new Buddi doll should allow evil Chucky to remain undetected for a lot longer than in previous movies, which could spice things up. And if Buddi can control the family’s smart home, that potentially adds a techno-paranormal element to the film as well.

The site also included a handful of new mobile wallpapers (below) and this message from the Kaslan Corporation (manufacturers of Buddi), further touting the doll’s technology:

A message from Henry Kaslan:

Hello, friends! At Kaslan, we believe that happiness is about more than just entertainment. It’s about being known. Understood. Loved. It is our global mission to continue to create innovative and interactive products designed not only to educate and entertain, but to spread friendship across each and every household in the form of technological interconnectivity.

We at Kaslan take great pride in our unwavering focus to revolutionize technology in ways that positively impact the lives of friends across the world. And this, my friends, is our proudest moment. We’ve taken all of our research and learnings and applied them to create not only the most high-tech and interactive toy on the market, but a companion to be enjoyed by the whole family. Every child is important to us, and every child deserves a best friend, so we at Kaslan made it our top priority to build one.

It is with immense enthusiasm and pride that I introduce to you our most cutting edge, technologically advanced Kaslan product to date. Introducing your new best friend, Buddi. Available for pre-order now, Buddi will be joining housholds across the world starting June 21, 2019.

Thank you, friends!

Henry Kaslan
President and Founder, Kaslan Corporation

With all of this focus on the new doll, we’re left speculating if Chucky will be Voodoo-conjured at all in this remake, but rather a technological menace – AI gone wrong. The movie’s social media spots also hint in that direction:

Check out the evil Chucky at the end of this video:

This post states that Buddi can in fact connect to “smart devices” as well as “other Kaslan products”, leaving even more devices open to Chucky’s control:

Did you also catch the HAL 9000-esque red eyes at the end?

What do you folks think? Is the new remake dumping the Voodoo premise in favor of malevolent A.I.? Has Charles Lee Ray lost his job to automation? Let us know in the comments below!

We’ll find out when Child’s Play is released to theaters nationwide on June 21st, 2019.

MORE: Check Out ‘Chucky’ From The Child’s Play Remake

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