Recently we learned that the original “Child’s Play” was getting a remake at MGM. A strange and surprising revelation considering that just recently Don Mancini, the man behind Chucky, was still adamant about working on future projects involving his pint sized friend. Does this remake news put a halt to any other projects involving Chucky?
Bloody-Disgusting got to the bottom of this mystery and reached out to Don Mancini himself to see what was going on. First of all, it appears that Mancini and longtime producer David Kirschner will not be involved with the MGM remake. Mancini told B-D that MGM reached out to them and offered them Executive Producer credits on the film, but they declined. So, despite how you might feel about this whole remake thing, at least MGM tried to do the right thing.
Mancini also went on to tell B-D that they are committed to developing the Chucky TV series for Universal Pictures and working on further sequels.
We’re still working on the series and also plan to continue the film franchise with Universal. We intend to stay true to the universe we’ve created.
Along with that it appears that Brad Dourif, the voice of Chucky, is also sticking with Don Mancini and it appears he won’t be offering his voice for the MGM remake.
So, all in all, it sounds like the MGM remake won’t feature any of the key qualities that make Chucky who he is. Given that the new film is about the A.I. in a doll going nuts, it sounds like they’re going for a completely different kind of film which is the best way to approach a remake. For all we know, this could be a fine film, but it’s just a shame that they’re trying to bank off the legacy of Chucky and not let this thing be its on creation.