MGM & Rights Holding Up Child’s Play Remake

Mancini on his plans to bring back Chucky

Until MGM sorts out its financial woes, you can consider the Child’s Play remake – last buzzed about when the original film arrived in a special edition DVD – in a state of limbo. Then it’s a matter of sorting out the rights between MGM and Universal (the latter owns the sequels). Writer-director Don Mancini, the man behind the franchise since day one, is holding on to hope and is keeping his exact plans for a reboot a closely guarded secret.

He did tell Screen Junkies, though, “I’m personally open to other things but I think that’s what the studio wants, because [See d of Chucky] didn’t do very well so I think the feeling is that Chucky’s viability, his future is in the more straightforward horror vein. I was talking about the rights issues before, I don’t think it’s necessarily what we’ll end up doing as a strict remake. I think we’ll reboot it in the sense that it will just be more conventionally scary and it will only be Chucky and we won’t have Tiffany and Glen, but it won’t necessarily be a strict remake.”

Regarding Chucky’s origins, he says, “We’ve explored a number of different possible scenarios. I’m definitely pushing to go in a very disturbing direction because I feel like if we’re going to go back to it being a horror movie, let’s make it really disturbing.”

For his full interview follow this link.

Source: Screen Junkies


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