Chucky creator Don Mancini is expected to bring the Child’s Play franchise to the small screen for the first time later this year, but before that happens, MGM is also rebooting the franchise on the big screen… without Mancini’s involvement. This new version of Child’s Play is directed by Lars Klevberg (who also did the still unreleased Polaroid) and it stars Aubrey Plaza as a mother who brings home a new toy for her son’s birthday only to find that it is… well, evil. In this case, Chucky (or “Buddi”) is more of a high tech robotic plaything than a possessed doll, but for the most part the basic premise remains the same. It looks like they are keeping things more serious than comedic, which is what the last couple of direct-to-video Chucky movies have done as well, and no doubt fans will still be torn over the fact that this project does not have Mancini’s blessing. Child’s Play is written by video game scribe Tyler Burton Smith (Quantum Break, Sleeping Dogs) and it hits theatres on June 21st; check out the first trailer after the jump and let us know what you think.