You can’t keep a Good Guy Doll down, and it looks like the Child’s Play remake is leaving development hell.
THR reports that MGM is moving forward with a reboot of the 1988 horror classic, written by Don Mancini and directed by Tom Holland, about a child’s toy possessed by the spirit of serial killer Charles Lee Ray (voiced by the mighty Brad Dourif). The franchise is still alive and well under the guidance of Mancini, with last year’s Cult Of Chucky showing that the writer-director is still finding new ways to explore the character and deliver a massively entertaining chiller.
However, MGM has found a director in Polaroid‘s Lars Klevberg, who’ll be working from a script by Tyler Burton Smith (Kung Fury 2). IT‘s David Katzenberg and Seth Grahame-Smith are producing and production is set to begin in September.
While there’s no official word on the script, Collider reports that “it’s a contemporary reboot involving a group of kids (a la Stranger Things), and a technologically-advanced doll that enters their world.”
Meanwhile, Mancini and his team are working on a Chucky TV series that will (presumably) continue where the story left off in Cult. We sincerely hope that this remake news doesn’t put a spanner in the works, as the team of Brad Dourif, Fiona Dourif and Jennifer Tilly is too good to waste. Plus, if Mancini’s got more Chucky stories to tell, we’re here for them.
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