A Child’s Play remake (Chucky 7) is being planned for the year 2016 now. We had reported this as a 2011 release, then a 2012 release.. and now they got the legal stuff worked out. Chucky needs to be reintroduced to the next generation of children. What happened here is director Don Mancini decided to release Curse of Chuck straight to video, rather than the theaters. However it is also confirmed there will be a new Child’s Play movie in 2016 as we have mentioned numerous times.
But don’t just take my word for it, here’s Mancini’s official twitter announcement about the new Chucky movie..
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@chuckylivesnet! I am currently working on the script for CHUCKY 7
We can confrim Jennifer Tilly will not be in the remake, but Catherine Hicks will be back as ‘Karen’. Also, no word yet on who will play Andy Barclay. They are relaunching this franchise, it is not a sequel. Chucky (2016) will tell the story of Chucky, all over again, but leave the comedy out. No more ‘side splitting’ Chucky, but the new Child’s Play movie will be very dark and disturbing, holding true to it’s original roots. In the Child’s Play movie, serial killer Charles Lee Ray gets gunned down by the police, and transfers his soul into a doll just before he dies. Days later, Andy Barclay gets the same doll for his birthday. In order for Charles (Chucky) to transfer his soul out of the doll, he must preform a voodoo chant on the first person he told his true identity to… Andy. Wouldn’t it be awesome if it was Andy from Toy Story?
I’m not sure how many people care for this remake, but I do. I like the ridiculousness of the Child’s Play franchise, and a more serious take on this franchise would do it some justice. Chucky’s twisted little mind, and remarks usually make for an entertaining movie, and with the new generation of CGI I think the new Chucky Doll will look pretty good. There were a lot of complaints about the CGI in the last Chucky movie, I think they will get it right this time around.
Huge delays and legal battles, have bumped the new Child’s Play Movie back to a 2016 release. Apparently there was a huge battle over who owned the rights to the franchise and it has been settled. The original film belonged to MGM, but Universal bought the rights to the sequels. Oh the drama.
Rumor has it Catherine Hicks will be in this one, while Danny Trejo has also confirmed interest.. Brad Dourif will do the voice for Chucky , which fans of the series will appreciate.
Actually, the Chucky franchise was pretty decent at one time, he’s laughable, cute and frightening all at the same time. So, with this new Child’s Play movie we expect more of the same, and we can live with that. Plus I have little kids that need to experience another Chucky movie.
The Child’s Play franchise was destroyed by ‘Bride Of Chucky’ etc.. not sure how they can get this back to its origins. Will they make it 3D? Still, its a loyal following, we won’t be shocked if its a 50 Million dollar film if released around Halloween.