Introducing Chauncy the bear. The friend who will never leave your side… unfortunately. Produced by Blumhouse (Five Nights at Freddy’s, M3GAN), upcoming horror Imaginary sees a young girl tormented by her teddy bear and it’s set to be released this March.
Check out the latest trailer…
In Imaginary, when Jessica (DeWanda Wise) moves back into her childhood home with her family, her youngest stepdaughter Alice (Pyper Braun) develops an eerie attachment to a stuffed bear named Chauncey she finds in the basement. Alice starts playing games with Chauncey that begin playful and become increasingly sinister.
As Alice’s behaviour becomes more and more concerning, Jessica intervenes only to realise Chauncey is much more than the stuffed toy bear she believed him to be.
Directed by Jeff Wadlow (Kick-Ass 2) and written by Jeff Wadlow, Greg Erb (The Princess And The Frog) and Jason Oremland (Monster High: The Movie), the movie is produced by Jason Blum (The Hunt), and Jeff Wadlow, p.g.a, and stars DeWanda Wise (Jurassic World Dominion), Tom Payne (The Walking Dead), Taegan Burns (The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers), Pyper Braun (Erin & Aaron), with Veronica Falcon (The Falcon and the Winter Soldier), and Betty Buckley (Split).
“Not all imaginary friends are friendly… at least that’s what the characters at the heart of IMAGINARY are about to find out,” said writer, director and producer Jeff Wadlow. “I love making films that play with the audience’s perception of what is real and what is not, so a horror movie that explores the frightening possibilities of imaginary friends was the perfect sandbox for me to play in.
“I think the movie we made is filled with unexpected twists, big scares, and above all else, a ton of thrilling fun. DeWanda, Pyper, and Taegen, the characters at the center of our story, are not only believable as a blended family but a blast to watch as the tale unfolds. I think audiences are going to love watching them go toe to toe with Chauncey, our evil little bear.
“I promise, you’ll never look at a Teddy the same way again.”
Imaginary is in cinemas on 8 March from Lionsgate UK.