Even though original creator Don Mancini has remained involved with the film franchise from the beginning, and a new sequel arrived past year, MGM is moving forward with a remake. But wait, there's more! There's also the possibility that the Chucky name will be ditched entirely in favor of something fresh.
Collider's sources say the new film will center on "a group of kids (a la Stranger Things)" and is being built as a "contemporary" revival with a more "technologically advanced" version of the boisterous Chucky doll, which likely means we can expect him to put those tech advancements to use by killing a bunch of people.
Instead, Dourif will lend his talents to the Child's Play TV series. If it's the latter case, would the Child's Play concept play well with horror fans in and of itself, or does the franchise need its iconic villain (Chucky) to connect?
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It producers David Katzenberg and Seth Grahame-Smith will produce via their KatzSmith Productions banner, while Aaron Schmidt will serve as an executive producer. Mancini and Kirschner declined. It's unclear whether this reboot will embrace that sense of humor, or return to the darker roots of the original 1988 movie. Instead, the duo plan to forge ahead with the in-cannon Child's Play TV series, and make more movie sequels. The end of 2013's Cult of Chucky, in which the tiny titular killer murdered his way out of a psychiatric hospital, "deliberately set up" what will happen in the Child's Play series. So goes the saying I just made up right now, but it is applicable nonetheless.
Our favorite serial-killing Good Guy doll is staying busy with a TV series in the works from franchise creator Don Mancini and now The Hollywood Reporter brings word hat Chucky will be heading back to the big screen in a Child's Play remake. "We want to definitely signal that we are going dark, darker than ever before".