Update On CHILD’S PLAY Remake!

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

  • Jennie

    I love all the “Chucky” Movies. But in all honesty the first one, Child Play, scared the crap out of me. I saw it in the theater when I was 18 or 19. I sat with my feet pulled up on the seat. When I got home that night…I took all dolls far away from my bedroom. I’m so excited about a Childs Play remake…especially one that will be scarey!

  • Jennie

    I love all the “Chucky” Movies. But in all honesty the first one, Child Play, scared the crap out of me. I saw it in the theater when I was 18 or 19. I sat with my feet pulled up on the seat. When I got home that night…I took all dolls far away from my bedroom. I’m so excited about a Childs Play remake…especially one that will be scarey!

  • James

    I Love all the Chucky movies to except the fifth one. I am a big Chucky fan so they better not mess up this movie cause the first original was awsome so dont ruin it, its bad enough they ruined the story with seed of chucky.

  • Iveon

    Man all the chucky movies were great including seed.But they are now understanding that the child’s play series was more about suspense and horror than comedy.I think child’s play 1 and 2 were the most horrifying.And they’re most likely coming back with a vengeance for the remake.Its been 20 whole years sense its debut.So the way technology has changed within those few decades will improve this chucky movie to a cliff we have never climbed

  • haylee

    these movies dont really scared me but i love them i am kind of scared of chucky a little bit

  • TJ

    all i no that its very very exciting to hear that there is going to be CP remake…. but on the other hand it might be just me i felt that CP was very boring and didnt really have the whole horror feel to it, i prefered CP2 because of the feel you get when
    “andy” heads down into the basement to find chucky then…..BANG!!!! there he is out of no where!! it seemed to be more mature, not saying that the first one wasnt great it truly is a piece of art but i feel number 2 had more going for it.. im hoping that this remake is going to change alot of veiws because im sure im not the only one that feels this way… btw after number 3, it became a total joke for me the producers have now tainted the title “childs play” with that rubish!!

  • http://www.myspace.com/sasheagirl Shea

    OMFG!!! What is wrong with people?!?!?! The 5th Chucky, personally, was the best! Chucky was terrifing in the 1st one, and geniusly hilarious in the 5th. Chucky would not have even made it through the sequals if it wasnt for the 5th one. It has variety. If your like me and are in love with Chucky, but your not feeling in a scary mood, then flip on to some comedy. Why do you think Jaws never made it all that far? Cuz it was about the same old thing! A killer shark! So after the 1st one, it was boring! Were as Chucky introduces Tiffany-my fave-in the 4th movie. Nice transition to the 5th by the way! Can wait till the remake!!! I love horror, and I love comedy!!!!!!!!!!!! If anyone ever wants to chat my AIM is shealoveshorses@aol.com

  • Rashawn

    Love all the chuckey movies excited about the remake

  • Nic

    didn’t like the last one so much but the others were good. I hope that the remake turns out awesome. I think the first was my fave so I hope that the remake will be as good.

  • robert

    i am so happy they are redoing the first movie and they better use brad dourif as chucky he is the only one for the voice he made chucky what he is i also met brad at a horror convention in 1995

  • MATT LAMONT

    I HAVE SEEN THE NEW HALLOWEEN MOVIE I OWN NOW I OWN THE NEW FRIDAY THE 13TH HAD IT BEFORE IT WAS OUT ON DVD 🙂 AND IM LOOKING FORWORD TO A NEW CHUCKY MOVIE HOWEVER THE NEW NIGHTMARE MOVIE WITH OUT ROBERT ENGLAND WILL PROBLY SUCK !!!!!!!!!!!!! <

  • Belinda Bennett

    I just want everyone to know that you guys are too crazy! I mean WTF! I want them to make another Chucky movies with Tifany, Glenda, Glen, Jennifer Tilly, Redman, Andy and his girlfriend Kristine De Silvia and their son Sam Barclay, and I want them to have sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, parents, and grandparents so they do not do anything bad, but the Chucky movies that I loved and scared me the most was Child’s play 2 and 3, but Child’s play 1, 4, and 5 were not good to me they were bad. But I still love you Chucky. Rock on little man! September. 9, 2009