Do you need more Chucky in your life? You’re getting a whole lot more Chucky. According to The Hollywood Reporter, MGM is fast-tracking a remake of Child’s Play, the 1988 horror movie directed by Tom Holland from a story by Don Mancini. The film, featuring the possessed Chucky doll, kicked off a series of six sequels over the next 30 years.
IT producers David Katzenberg and Seth Grahame-Smith are behind this new project, which has Lars Klevberg (Polaroid) attached to direct. Tyler Burton Smith (Kung Fury 2) wrote the script. Production will reportedly start in Vancouver this September, though MGM has yet to confirm.
MGM’s United Artists only distributed the original film, as rights moved to Universal Pictures for the sequels. The last film, Cult of Chucky, was released by Universal Pictures Home Entertainment in 2017.
The reboot announcement comes shortly after news from Mancini that a Child’s Play: The Series is also in the works. Producer David Kirschner is involved and Brad Dourif was confirmed to be returning for the eight-part, hour-long series. How the two projects will co-exist, if at all, is to be seen.
— Don Mancini (@RealDonMancini) June 22, 2018