'Child's Play' Sequel 'Curse of Chucky' is Heading Straight to DVD
Back in March, there were rumblings that both a remake and a sequel to the killer doll horror series Child's Play were in the works, with the new take on Chucky in the hands of MGM and the sequel coming from somewhere else. Now we finally have the facts as Moviehole has recently learned that Universal Home Entertainment is working on Curse of Chucky, a sequel in the franchise that is going straight to DVD rather than hitting theaters. That means this is the last but of news we'll be covering from this project since it's not a theatrical release, but the fans surely want to know what's going on with the wise-cracking Chucky.
The killer doll creator and franchise director Don Mancini will be at the helm of the sequel, and he'll also write and produce the film as well. Shooting is slated to begin in September with Brad Dourif back as the voice of Chucky. This time the wild doll wreaks havoc on a family that has come together for a funeral. As the logline says: "In the wake of her mother’s passing, a young woman – in a wheelchair since birth – is forced to put up with her sister, brother-in-law, niece and their nanny as they say their goodbyes to mother. 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."
Sounds pretty dark, and apparently there's going to be an emphasis on making the series more scary rather than darkly comedic and silly. Moviehole points out that the sequel actually seems to disregard the sequels after Child's Play 3 and seems to pick up where the 1991 sequel left off. That means you're not going to see Jennifer Tilly return as Chucky's wife and so their demonic seed won't be showing up either. Fans should be pleased that Mancini is coming back, but a straight to DVD sequel isn't exactly the best deal. Maybe MGM will get that reboot off the ground at some point for a new theatrical take on Chucky.