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Mark Hamill to Voice Chucky in Child’S Play Remake

In the upcoming Child's Play remake, the Buddi doll Chucky is "more than just a toy, he's your best friend," and at WonderCon in Anaheim, it was announced that Mark Hamill will voice Chucky in the new movie.

The news of Hamill voicing Chucky was revealed at WonderCon in a new video featuring Mark Hamill, which has now been releaed online (see below) on the remake's official Twitter account.

In addition to playing Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars franchise, Hamill has an extensive career in voice acting, with one of his most memorable roles being The Joker in multiple Batman projects, including Batman: The Animated Series.

In all previous films in the Child's Play franchise, Chucky was voiced by Brad Dourif, who also played Charles Lee Ray, a serial killer who possesses a "Good Guys" doll in his dying moments and goes on a killing rampage through seven movies.
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The Best Resurrected TV Characters

Louisa Mellor Feb 19, 2019

These folk from American Gods, Buffy, Game Of Thrones, and more didn’t let a little thing like dying stop them…

This article comes from Den of Geek UK.

Contains spoilers for Russian Doll, Game Of Thrones, The X-Files, American Gods, Pushing Daisies, Doctor Who.

TV is full of dead bodies. Discovered in scrubland, fresh from strangulation, or lying blue and exposed on the pathologist’s table. They sit, expired, in thick puddles of stage blood or land thuddingly on pavements, pushed from a height.

Then there are the dead who come back. Some return only as dream-ghost hallucinations who manifest only in the minds of the living. Others are part of established mythologies—vampires and zombies who follow the sunlight-stakes-and-shuffling-brain-eating rules.

Finally, there are the outliers, like those below, the TV characters who started out as human, died, and then for their own strange reason, strode
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Watch the First Trailer for the Child’S Play Remake

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As promised in the fictional Kaslan Corp's announcement video for their "Artificial Intelligence human companion" Buddi, the first trailer for the Child's Play remake premiered before screenings of The Prodigy, and now it's been released online for everyone to see.

Starring Aubrey Plaza as Karen, Brian Tyree Henry as Mike, and Gabriel Bateman as Andy, the Child's Play remake was directed by Lars Klevberg (Polaroid) from a screenplay by Tyler Burton Smith (Kung Fury).

The new Child's Play is a reimagining of the 1988 film of the same name directed by Tom Holland from a screenplay he co-wrote along with Don Mancini and John Lafia.

While the previous entries in the Child's Play franchise featured a killer "Good Guys" doll possessed by the serial killer Charles Lee Ray, the remake will take the tech-centric route with the AI-enhanced "Buddi" doll.

Mancini is looking to continue the storyline of the previous movies
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TV Review: ‘Project Blue Book’ on History Channel

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TV Review: ‘Project Blue Book’ on History Channel
The most surprising thing about “Project Blue Book” is that it took so long to become a TV show in the first place. As it will tell you itself at the top of every episode, History’s new scripted drama is “based on true events,” or at least the recorded instances of possible UFO sightings and the Air Force’s subsequent investigations during the 1950’s and ’60s. Each week, a new case sparks new intrigue, both about the potential of both alien life and a government conspiracy to cover it up. All the while, the Cold War looms ominously, infusing everyone with a deep unease and paranoia they can’t shake no matter how hard they try to stave it all off.

In this way, “Project Blue Book” sets itself up to be a period piece “X Files,” a reliable formula that would be hard to fumble completely. That inspiration
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‘Sex Education’ Trailer: Gillian Anderson Is a Sex Therapist in Netflix Comedy

‘Sex Education’ Trailer: Gillian Anderson Is a Sex Therapist in Netflix Comedy
At this over-saturation point of Peak TV, maybe it’s time television eased up on the biting social criticism and proceeded with its original purpose: Fantasy fulfillment. To a certain kind of discerning viewer, “The X Files” star Gillian Anderson playing a hip sex therapist mother is fantasy fulfillment we didn’t even know we had. Thanks to Netflix’s newest teen comedy, “Sex Education,” now we can all rest easy knowing there’s a version of Scully out there who doesn’t nat an eyelash when asking a grown man about his “earliest memory of [his] scrotum.”

Donning a stylish Miranda Priestly white bob and her native British accent, Anderson is unflappably cool in the new trailer for “Sex Education,” which opens with her character asking her son Otis (Asa Butterfield) why he’s pretending to masturbate. Following in his mother’s footsteps, Otis unwittingly becomes his school’s de facto sex therapist,
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Mykelti Williamson, Ravi Patel, Annabeth Gish, Newcomer Alex Kersting Plus More Join Mira Sorvino In ‘Butter’

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Mykelti Williamson, Ravi Patel, Annabeth Gish, Newcomer Alex Kersting Plus More Join Mira Sorvino In ‘Butter’
Exclusive: Mykelti Williamson, Annabeth Gish, Ravi Patel (upcoming Wonder Woman 1984), Brian Van Holt, McKaley Miller (upcoming Blumhouse film Ma), Monte Markham (The Six Million Dollar Man), and newcomer Alex Kersting are set for Butter, joining Mira Sorvino in the Paul A. Kaufman-directed indie film.

Written by Kaufman, based on the novel by Erin Jade Lange, the plot centers on Butter (Kersting), a lonely, obese teenager constantly bullied in his high school. Tired of his ridiculed life and his inability to lose weight, he devises a plan to eat himself to death live on the Internet.

Williamson will play Professor Dunn, Butter’s music mentor and the only one in his life who shows compassion and sees his true potential. Miller is Butter’s dream girlfriend, Anna. Patel portrays Butter’s caring and
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Magician Ricky Jay Dead at 70

Magician Ricky Jay Dead at 70
Master magician Ricky Jay, whose decades-long career included guest roles on Deadwood and The Simpsons, has died at the age of 70.

The news was confirmed by his manager, Winston Simone, who told Variety that his client died of natural causes. “He was one of a kind,” Simone said. “We will never see the likes of him again.”

A New Yorker profile once referred to Jay as “perhaps the most gifted sleight-of-hand artist alive.” His one-man Broadway show, Ricky Jay and His 52 Assistants, was filmed for HBO by acclaimed director David Mamet in 1996. He appeared in many of Mamet’s films,
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Child’S Play Remake Slated for June 21st, 2019 Release, Poster Reveals the Packaging for New “Buddi” Doll

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"More than a toy... he's your best friend." While the Child's Play franchise featured the terrors of a corrupted Good Guys doll, the remake will focus on the horrors of a malevolent "Buddi" doll, as evidenced by the film's new poster, which also reveals the movie's 2019 release date.

The new poster was unveiled on the official Child's Play Facebook page (see below) with the caption, "The fun is just getting started. Your best friend hits theaters nationwide on June 21, 2019."

Despite the different name, the killer doll still looks very similar to the Good Guys doll named Chucky from the previous seven installments in the franchise. It's not yet known if the doll in the new movie will be named Chucky, nor has it been announced who will voice him (Brad Dourif has given life to the iconic character in all seven movies thus far), but we'll keep Daily Dead readers
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Killer Doll Revealed for Child’S Play Remake

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Following the announcement that production has begun in Vancouver on a remake of 1988's Child's Play, the first image of the killer doll from the modern reimagining has now been revealed, and he just wants to be your friend... till the end.

Unveiled on the official Child's Play Facebook page (see below) with the caption, "Wanna play? Your best friend is getting an update," the killer doll looks very similar to the Good Guys doll named Chucky from the previous seven installments in the franchise. It's not yet known if the doll in the new movie will be named Chucky, nor has it been announced who will voice him (Brad Dourif has given life to the iconic character in all seven movies thus far), but we'll keep Daily Dead readers updated as more details are divulged.

The Child's Play remake will feature Aubrey Plaza playing the role of Karen, Brian Tyree Henry as Mike,
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Production Begins on Child’S Play Remake Starring Brian Tyree Henry and Aubrey Plaza

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Back in July, it was revealed that a remake of 1988's Child Play was in development, and now MGM and Orion Pictures have announced that production on the contemporary reimagining has commenced in Vancouver, with Aubrey Plaza playing the role of Karen, Brian Tyree Henry as Mike, and Gabriel Bateman playing Andy.

Lars Klevberg (Polaroid) is directing the new Child's Play movie from a screenplay by Tyler Burton Smith (Kung Fury), with David Katzenberg and Seth Grahame-Smith on board as producers.

The original Child's Play was directed by Tom Holland (Fright Night) and co-written by Don Mancini, who has kept the franchise alive by writing six sequels and directing the three most recent installments, and he's also developing a Child's Play TV series. At this time, it does not look like the remake will be connected to the detailed timeline of Mancini's movies.

Brad Dourif has voiced Chucky in all seven of the franchise's films,
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Peter Donat, Mulder’s Father on ‘X-Files,’ Dies at 90

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Peter Donat, Mulder’s Father on ‘X-Files,’ Dies at 90
Peter Donat, best known as agent Fox Mulder’s father on “The X Files,” died on Monday due to complications of diabetes, his wife, Maria, told the New York Times. He was 90.

“Peter had an easy gravitas as a performer and seemed to come from that generation that took the art seriously but not too seriously,” his TV son David Duchovny tweeted Saturday. “It was an honor to know him and work with him.”

Peter had an easy gravitas as a performer and seemed to come from that generation that took the art seriously but not too seriously. It was an honor to know him and work with him. pic.twitter.com/ZsmXeqZm6e

— David Duchovny (@davidduchovny) September 15, 2018

The Canadian-born actor was a familiar face on television on the 1970s and ’80s, having appeared on shows like “Hawaii Five-o,” “Charlie’s Angels,” “Hill Street Blues,” “Murder, She Wrote” and “The Waltons,
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Peter Donat Dies: Veteran Actor Of Stage, TV, Films Was 90

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Peter Donat Dies: Veteran Actor Of Stage, TV, Films Was 90
Peter Donat, whose long career spanned roles on Broadway, television and in films, has died. He passed on Monday at home in Point Reyes Station, Calif. from complications of diabetes, according to his wife.

The Canadian-born character actor was best known for his role in six episodes of TV’s The X Files, where he recurred as Agent Fox Mulder’s father.

While that role was memorable, it was just a piece of the actor’s broad creative career. He performed frequently with respected companies like the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco and the Stratford Festival in Canada, playing Cyrano de Bergerac, Prospero, Shylock, King Lear and Hadrian VII.

In between the stage roles, Donat was a frequent presence as a guest-starr on such shows as The F.B.I., Hawaii Five-o, Mannix, McMillan & Wife, Hill Street Blues and Murder, She Wrote.

One well-received television role came on the original Dallas as the doctor treating J.
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The Diminishing Returns of TV Reboots and Revivals (Column)

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The Diminishing Returns of TV Reboots and Revivals (Column)
Barely a day goes by anymore without a new report of a long gone show trying to crawl its way out of the grave. This week, it’s “Designing Women.” Before that, it was “Alf” and “The Facts of Life.” The week prior to that got consumed by controversy over a “Buffy” reboot (which turned out to be a spin-off) and Kelsey Grammer idly musing about a “Frasier” revival. And so on, and so forth; wash, rinse, repeat. It apparently doesn’t even matter if the reboot or revival or spinoff or what have you is actually going to series, so long as someone — anyone — involved expresses interest in doing it. Within a matter of minutes, the internet is aflame with excitement and dread alike, until the next possibility crops up and sparks the whole cycle all over again.

In an age when TV keeps rapidly multiplying itself like a hydra replacing heads,
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Jj Abrams' Bad Robot hires former Fox exec for TV role

Rachel Rusch was responsible for shows including Prison Break and The X Files.

Former BBC drama chief Ben Stephenson has hired a senior vice president of TV to work with him at Jj Abrams’ production company Bad Robot.

Rachel Rusch has joined the Westworld producer to work across its slate of projects in development and production, including forthcoming Hulu series Castle Rock and HBO’s Lovecraft Country.

She will report to head of television Stephenson, who joined Bad Robot in 2015 after eight years as the BBC’s drama controller.

Rusch most recently worked as vice president of event series for Fox,
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‘Survivor: Ghost Island’ Rules First Wednesday Of Daylight Savings

CBS’ Survivor: Ghost Island remained the top program in total viewers and in the demographic on the first Wednesday of Daylight Saving Time, which tends to hardest hit the 8 Pm hour. Survivor’s 1.7 demo rating and 8.23 million total viewers kept it in the Wednesday primetime top spot for a third consecutive week, edging out its closest competitor, Fox’s 9-1-1 (1.6, 6.48M). The Fox drama had to self-start off its The X Files lead-in (0.8, 3.M). Elsewhere, ABC’s 8 Pm Speech…
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‘Beneath’: Amazing Film Co, Enderby Team For Antarctica-Set Thriller Series – Berlin

Exclusive: Munich-based The Amazing Film Company and Los Angeles-based indie Enderby Entertainment are teaming to co-produce English-language thriller Beneath. The 10-episode series was developed by Enderby's Rick Dugdale with writer Will Pascoe (Shut Eye, Orphan Black) and is understood to be a meeting of The X Files and Lost — set in Antarctica. Production is slated to start this winter. The Amazing Film Company will co-finance with Enderby. Beneath will be executive…
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‘The X-Files’ Midseason Trailer: “The World’s Gone Mad”

“I know you think I’m crazy, but it’s not me, it’s the world. The world’s gone mad.” Sounds like something any one of us could say on any given day of the week, but those words kick off an extended midseason trailer for The X Files. The three-minute clip includes new footage from the next five episodes, including tonight’s episode, written and directed by Darin Morgan, as well as the Feb. 7 "Skinner"-centric episode guest-starring Haley Joel Osment. From creator and…
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Fox’s Ryan Murphy Drama ‘9-1-1’ Leaps Over Lead-in ‘X-Files’ To Take Top Spot In Demo

Fox's 9-1-1 (1.8 demo rating, 6.16 million viewers) was Wednesday night's No. 1 ranked broadcast TV show in the demo, tied with ABC’s Modern Family. Ryan Murphy’s drama, just renewed for a second season, jumping three-tenths from previous week ‘s 1.5, and continues to be the star of Fox’s lineup in the night, as lead-in The X-Files (1.1, 3.94M) struggles. Despite last night’s one-tenth uptick in the demo, The X Files is down substantially from its prior run of two years…
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Martin Landau, Oscar-Winning 'Ed Wood' Actor, Dead at 89

Martin Landau, Oscar-Winning 'Ed Wood' Actor, Dead at 89
Martin Landau, the Oscar-winning Ed Wood actor who appeared in Crimes & Misdemeanors, North by Northwest and the Mission: Impossible TV series over a career that spanned over 50 years, died Saturday at the age of 89.

Landau died following "unexpected complications during a short hospitalization" at the UCLA Medical Center, his representative told The Hollywood Reporter.

The actor spent five years as a newspaper cartoonist in his native New York before deciding to focus on acting; As Landau often stated, he and Steve McQueen were notably the only two applicants accepted into
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R.I.P. Martin Landau (1928 – 2017)

Oscar-winning actor Martin Landau has passed away aged 89 after suffering “unexpected complications” following a hospital visit in Los Angeles.

Landau began his career as a cartoonist for the New York Daily News before moving into acting, with early roles in the likes of North by Northwest, Cleopatra and The Greatest Story Ever Told.

Between 1966 and 1969, he starred as Rollin Hand in the TV series Mission: Impossible, a role which saw him receiving the Golden Globe Award, as well as three Emmy nominations. He would later star in Space: 1999, and earned further Emmy nominations for guest roles in Without a Trace and Entourage.

On the big screen, Landau would be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for 1988’s Tucker: The Man and His Dream (winning a Golden Globe) and 1989’s Crimes and Misdemeanors, and would win the Oscar at the third time of asking for his role
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