While we’re still salivating over the announcement that a Child’s Play TV series is in the works, helmed by franchise co-creator Don Mancini, we’re getting wind of a rebooted in the works at MGM. Will it be Chucky 2.0?
“MGM is remaking Child’s Play, the 1980s horror movie centering on a toy doll possessed by the soul of a serial killer, with It producers David Katzenberg and Seth Grahame-Smith.
MGM is fast-tracking the project, which has Lars Klevberg, the Norwegian filmmaker behind the horror movie Polaroid, in the director’s chair as it heads toward a production start in Vancouver this September.”
The very same article, however, states that MGM currently has “no comment” on the project.
While the franchise has gone in a meta-comedy direction since Mancini wrested back control of the series he launched with Tom Holland in 1988, a reboot at MGM could see a return to the series’ slasher roots. Time will tell!
If it’s been a while, stroll down Memory Lane with the trailer and synopsis for the original Child’s Play below.
Gunned down by Detective Mike Norris (Chris Sarandon), dying murderer Charles Lee Ray (Brad Dourif) uses black magic to put his soul inside a doll named Chucky — which Karen Barclay (Catherine Hicks) then buys for her young son, Andy (Alex Vincent). When Chucky kills Andy’s baby sitter, the boy realizes the doll is alive and tries to warn people, but he’s institutionalized. Now Karen must convince the detective of the murderous doll’s intentions before Andy becomes Chucky’s next victim.
Child’s Play stars Catherine Hicks, Chris Sarandon, Alex Vincent, and Brad Dourif as Charles Lee Ray and the voice of Chucky.
Words by: Josh Millican (@josh_millican)