There have been parallel plans for both a Child’s Play sequel and an all-over reboot. Anything to get killer doll Chucky back onto our screens and back into Universal’s ledgers. Looks like the sequel has edged ahead and will be going into production first.
The Curse of Chucky has been written and will be produced and directed by Don Mancini, the man who came up with the series in the first place and has written or at least co-written every one of the films to date. Moviehole believe that production begins in Winnipeg this September.
I enjoyed the last couple of screwier, funnier Chucky films, but the emphasis this time, it’s said, will be on making the series “scary again” – if indeed it was every scary in the first place. Exciting and fun, yes. Scary? I don’t know about that. And I’ve got a thing about dolls.
Brad Douriff will once again lend Chucky his perfectly-suited voice, for storyline that sees the wee one terrorising a family in mourning.
The final girl, it seems, is to be Nica:
a young woman – in a wheelchair since birth
Here’s more of the plot premise:
When people start turning up dead, the fearless Nica discovers the culprit might be a “strange doll” she was sent a couple of days earlier.
Main characters in the film include heroine Nica; Barb, Nica’s older sister, a manipulative, controlling cow that nags her handsome husband Ian and 5-year-old daughter Alice; and Jill, the “smokin’ hot” nanny that’s sleeping with Ian. There’s also fun supporting characters like a meddling priest, who will come face-to-cross with Chucky, and of course, the deceased woman, mother Sarah. But, as I said, it’s Chucky who takes king credit – he’s who we want to see, and by golly, sounds like he’s back to his murderous ways.
The film is set to go straight to DVD and Blu-ray. If they start shooting as planned we could be seeing this next spring.
I am glad to have Chucky back, just for more of those doll effects, and Douriff’s performance. Hopefully the film will deliver a lot more than that too.