Our collaborator Tom Thumb already mentioned it when he reviewed Cult of Chucky (2017) –read the review here–, the latest entry in the Child’s Play film saga. “Let’s just hope that in the future new names bloom out that bring passion and excitement, not only to that little doll but to the majority of horror icons that don’t deserve to be mistreated by celluloid caciques”. It seems that the people from MGM has heard his prayers and a rebook for the classic Child’s Play (1988) film is on the works.
This first movie, the origin of a long living franchise which still brings new material to the current days, told the story of a single mother who gave her son a much sought-after doll for his birthday, only to discover that it is possessed by the soul of a serial killer. Brad Dourif played Charles Lee Ray, the vicious murderer, and also voiced in all the sequels Chucky, the evil possessed doll.
As Collider announced yesterday, Lars Klevberg, director of the yet unreleased horror film Polaroid, has been the chosen one to take care of the reboot. Allegedly, the script has been written by Tyler Burton Smith, who was the co-writer of Kung Fury 2, still in pre-production. David Katzenberg and Seth Grahame-Smith, producers of another reboot It (2017), will take care of the production via their company KatzSmith Productions. Filming is scheduled to start this September in Vancouver, Canada.
But Chucky seems to have more lifes than a cat because the TV series based on the character is still in development. Don Mancini, the writer of the first movie Child’s Play (1988) and father of the creature, is in charge of the Child’s Play TV series. It’s been announced that the series will follow the events depicted in the last movies of the saga, and they include Brad Dourif voicing Chucky once again, so it wouldn’t be very crazy to expect other actors of the films like Fiona Dourif and Jennifer Tilly to reprise their roles Nica Pierce and Tiffany Valentine respectively.
It was commented that the Child’s Play TV-series were intended to be released to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the original film, which means we should hear more about them anytime soon.
— Don Mancini (@RealDonMancini) June 22, 2018
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