Quint over at Ain’t It Cool News did a lengthy interview with Don Mancini (co-writer on CHILD’S PLAY), David Kirschner (producer on CHILD’S PLAY) and Michelle Gold (producer of the new DVD). Several interesting tid-bits came up over the course of the conversation, including the topic of the proposed CHILD’S PLAY remake.
Don Mancini will be writing and directing the CHILD’S PLAY remake, aka "reboot" as they’re calling it and it will retell the "origin" story established in the first CHILD’S PLAY movie.
They also reveal that they fully intend on using Brad Dourif as Chucky aka Charles Lee Ray again, as it would be difficult to imagine anyone else in the role.
Mancini tells Quint, "I think what we are mainly responding to, David and I, is the will of the fans, which is really telling us that they want to see a scary Chucky movie again. They want to go back to the straightforward horror rather than the horror comedy."
Well, with that quote, I’ll bring up an interesting note – why is it that director Tom Holland is never mentioned or given proper credit for the first CHILD’S PLAY film by any of these people? There’s a reason that ALL the sequels are radically different from the original and why the first movie stands out as the serious, scary one that fans have come to love & embrace. It’s terribly disheartening that the producers of this DVD have decided to exclude the director from celebrating the anniversary of this landmark film. The series would not have spawned several sequels and the popularity it has without a director like Tom at the helm of the first movie.
You can read the entire interview at Aint It Cool’s site HERE…