While we seem to have been waiting forever for a new Chucky film, rumours have been around for quite some time now of both a sequel and a remake. Today comes news which confirms a sequel is on its way, and not only that, the film has a start date of production!
Yes readers, Child’s Play creator Don Mancini is returning to the controversial franchise he started in 1988, and with his new film, ‘The Curse of Chucky’, he will serve as director, writer and producer. The film is intended for a DVD release, and even better news is that Brad Dourif is returning to voice the devilish doll. Filming is scheduled to begin in September in Winnipeg, Canada.
The new film is set to be a throwback to the early days of Child’s Play, meaning less slapstick and more violence and menace. The intention here is to scare audiences rather than just have a good time killing.
The characters have been announced, although not yet cast, and they include: Nica, a young wheel-chair bound girl who receives the doll, Barb: Nica’s older, greedy and manipulative sister, Ian: Nica’s brother-in-law, married to Barb, Jill: the lead character who is a sexy nanny having an affair with Ian, Sarah: the mother whom commits suicide and there will also be a meddling Priest.
Chucky arrives to wreak havoc within a family that’s regrouped for a funeral. 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.
By Matt Wavish