A short while ago Child’s Play creator Don Mancini expressed interest seeing his beloved Chucky doll face off against, or better still team up with the Annabelle doll, and idea that actually sounded really cool.
Now Mancini has been revealing further think out loud ideas for future Chucky films, including Chucky on a train and also Chucky vs Freddy Krueger. During a commentary of the 1978 killer doll feature Magic with Crave, Mancini threw in his ideas for the next chapter in the Chucky franchise:
“I thought that it would be interesting to do something where you’ve got your sort of archetypal or arguably stereotypical notion of the kid who’s just like ‘The doll is alive and he’s doing this,’ but the kid befriends an old lady who’s also on the train,” said Mancini of that particular idea. “Like, the old lady is the only one who will listen to this kid. And as the story goes on it turns out that the old lady has early onset Alzheimer’s. There’s just something, another reason other people aren’t listening to her either. But it turns out she’s a charmed confidant of Chucky.”
However, even more interesting and exciting is an idea to have Chucky face off against Freddy Krueger, an idea which is never likely to happen with the original Freddy as Robert Englund will never play him again, but the idea is interesting, and makes for fun reading:
“I would like to do Freddy and Chucky, just because I think they would be a fun double act,” he said. “My pitch for Freddy vs. Chucky is Child’s Play on Elm Street, and Chucky ends up in some kid’s house on Elm Street, and Freddy and Chucky inevitably meet in the dreamscape. They have this admiration for one another, but they realize quickly that Elm Street isn’t big enough for the two of them. So, in a riff of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, they have a contest: who can kill the most teenagers before the sun comes up?”
You can hear the entire commentary of Mancini’s at Crave.