Bear McCreary to Compose ‘Child’s Play’ Score for Reboot

We’re thrilled to report that our friend Emmy winning composer Bear McCreary is joining Orion Pictures’ Child’s Play reboot!

Bear McCreary to Compose 'Child's Play' Score for MGM Reboot
Composer Bear McCreary
Photo courtesy of McCreary’s website

“Chucky haunted my dreams when I was a kid, ever since his devilish little face peered out at me from a torn VHS cover at my local video store. Now, thirty years later, I have a remarkable opportunity to contribute to his musical legacy,” McCreary said of the announcement. “Inspired by the Chucky’s toy-store origins, I’ve assembled a ‘toy orchestra,’ of toy pianos, hurdy gurdies, accordions, plastic guitars, and otamatones, that will be featured prominently in the score. I hope that these creepy, unique tones will help terrify the next generation of Child’s Play fans!”

Bear McCreary to Compose 'Child's Play' Score for MGM Reboot

There was even a video announcement released:

McCreary has such titles under his belt as Battlestar GalacticaDa Vinci’s Demons (which he won his Emmy for), OutlanderAgents of S.H.I.E.L.D.The Walking Dead, the upcoming film Godzilla: King of the Monsters, and the multi-award winning score for God of War from Santa Monica Studios. This is just a small sampling of the things Bear’s worked on, he’s rather prolific.

Child’s Play will star Aubrey PlazaGabriel BatemanBrian Tyree HenryTy ConciglioTim Matheson, David Lewis, and Mark Hamill as the choice of Chucky.

It’s set to hit theaters this summer on June 21st 2019.

About Mary Anne Butler

Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool.


Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always).

Interviews, reviews, observations, breaking news, and objective reporting are the name of the game for the founder of Harkonnen Knife Fight, a Dune-themed band with an international presence.

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