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MGM Finally Able to Get That 'Child's Play' Remake Off the Ground?

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March 25, 2011
Source: Movieweb

Child's Play

It's been over three years since we heard about the potential for a remake of the horror favorite Child's Play featuring Chucky, everyone's favorite bloodthirsty, serial-killer-possessed doll. Then in 2008 we got word from Don Mancini, franchise writer and the original film's director, about the plans for the horror remake and just why they felt it was necessary. However, the project got held up due to rights issues between MGM and Universal. MGM only held the rights to the first film while Universal had the rights to all the sequels. Now a deal has been worked out between them, and the remake is finally coming together.

Movieweb has word on the deal between the two studios which was no doubt helped by MGM's recent recovery. Production could very well start later this year, but the really good news is that Brad Dourif will be returning to voice Chucky. Apparently the reboot is supposed to be darker with less comedic elements. Personally, I welcome less of the comedy since Bride of Chucky and Seed of Chucky got a little ridiculous. Nothing official has been said about the remake, but considering MGM's triumphant return from the dead with a whole slew of remakes and reboots in the works, this sounds feasible. What do you think?

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Reader Feedback - 14 Comments

1

If Brad Dourif's in, count me in too.

DwainIBe on Mar 26, 2011

2

Can't wait. Love this series.

Rops on Mar 26, 2011

3

not needed but hope its good

Anonymous on Mar 26, 2011

4

Oh Man I gotta get outta this Body! Brad Dourif for the WIN!

Anonymous on Mar 26, 2011

5

Yeah Brad Dourif's return is definitely a plus, we'll see.

Cruzer on Mar 26, 2011

6

Seed of Chucky was awesome, why not do a sequel to that?!

Ben on Mar 26, 2011

7

As long as they don' t make Chucky cgi then it will be good.

jah p on Mar 26, 2011

8

Awesome!!!!!!!

Cajmonet on Mar 26, 2011

9

Brad Dourif is chucky just like Robert Englund is Freddy. I cant wait for this remake to come

Ryans_97 on Mar 26, 2011

10

ill be there...

Cory Lind on Mar 26, 2011

11

agree. I'll only back this is if Dourif is in it. Its like replacing Englund for Freddy, just didn't work for me.

Bundychrist on Mar 26, 2011

12

awesome! cant wait i loved the original!

A5J4DX on Mar 26, 2011

13

Just what the film world needs, a Sucky, er,I mean a Chucky remake. What's the matter, the first series of Chucky movies didn't have enough B movie cheese for you?

Sanka on Mar 28, 2011

14

sounds good, just no pg-13 please.

happy camper on Mar 28, 2011

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