Charlie Chaplin’s Silent Film Classic ‘The Kid’ Being Remade as an Animated Sci-Fi Film Starring Jacob Tremblay

/Film | 5/2/2019 | Ben Pearson
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Charlie Chaplin‘s 1921 silent film classic The Kid is getting the remake treatment. That information alone is unexpected, but brace yourselves, because that’s just the beginning. The new film will be an animated science fiction movie called The Kid: An Animated Adventure, starring Jacob Tremblay (Room, The Predator, the upcoming Good Boys) as the young protagonist who discovers a robot named Chaplin who possesses a human soul.

I’m sorry…what?

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Deadline broke the news about this bizarre-sounding remake, and the outlet has a rundown of the new movie’s plot:

[The Kid: An Animated Adventure] is set in a futuristic New York City which has been flooded and split vertically into two distinct regions. Tremblay’s eponymous character is a young boy living with his mother in Uptown, a boring, artless place of overprotective safety. When he runs away seeking adventure, he winds up in the mysterious and dangerous Downtown and encounters Chaplin, a robot with a human soul. Together, the two embark on adventures to discover the secret mystery behind Chaplin, while pursued by police, the Kid’s mother, and a colorful cast of modern circus performers.

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So is the robot’s name Chaplin, or does he actually look like the actor Charlie Chaplin? Or is it both? I’m so confused.

In the 1921 original movie (which was Chaplin’s first full-length film as a director), a young baby is abandoned by his mother and discovered by The Tramp, one of Chaplin’s signature characters, who takes him in and raises him as his own. The mother has a change of heart, but it’s too late – five...
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