Filming is now underway on the seventh Child’s Play film, as announced last week. With the shoot just a few days in, director and series creator Don Mancini and star Fiona Dourif have shared a few behind the scenes shots, while Universal have put out the first pieces of promo art for the film, entitled Cult of Chucky.
In one of the pics, shared by Dourif (who joined the series in 2013’s Curse of Chucky), we see her with Mancini and returning star Alex Vincent, who played Andy Barclay in the first two films. Fiona’s father Brad once again lends his voice to Chucky, while other returning stars include Summer H. Howell (Curse of Chucky) and Jennifer Tilly (Bride… and Curse…).
Last week’s announcement trailer was coupled with the following synopsis:
Confined to an asylum for the criminally insane for the past four years, Nica Pierce (Fiona Dourif) is erroneously convinced that she, not Chucky, murdered her entire family. But when her psychiatrist introduces a new therapeutic “tool” to facilitate his patients’ group sessions — an all-too-familiar “Good Guy” doll with an innocently smiling face — a string of grisly deaths begins to plague the asylum, and Nica starts to wonder if maybe she isn’t crazy after all. Andy Barclay (Alex Vincent), Chucky’s now-grown-up nemesis from the original Child’s Play, races to Nica’s aid. But to save her he’ll have to get past Tiffany (Oscar-nominee Jennifer Tilly), Chucky’s long-ago bride, who will do anything, no matter how deadly or depraved, to help her beloved devil doll.
Cult of Chucky will be released on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD this autumn, just in time for Halloween.
Words: Kevan Farrow (@KevanX)