ComicBook.com reports that the new upcoming Child’s Play movie from MGM and director Lars Klevberg (Polaroid) will complete re-do the killer doll’s origin. The new story of the killer doll won’t be a doll possessed by a serial killer, but will be “A defective ‘Buddy doll’ whose programming code was hacked so that he has no limitations to learning and also violence.”
I have seen almost all of the Child’s Play movies and I have to say they are good fun movies, some of the later ones are bit tired but good fun none the less. I will have a marathon of it soon with my mates on some dull moonless night.
In the original Child’s Play movie series created by Don Mancini, Brad Dourif played a serial killer who used voodoo to place his spirit in a ‘Good Guy Doll,’ which would become the Chucky we all know and love. Though Mancini and producer David Kirschner are currently working on making more Child’s Play movies, as well as a TV series, with Dourif still voicing Chucky, this new take on Child’s Play by MGM will actually be a competing property, and Mancini and company will not be involved at all. So, it’s essential that MGM separated their Chucky from the one audiences have known since the late 1980s.
The Child’s Play series has been running for 30 years, with the first film dropping in 1988 to box office success, generally good reviews and a cult following, producing six sequels that remained box office successes but slowly started getting more mixed and negative reviews, until the revitalized Curse of Chucky, which returned to the franchise’s horror roots and earned very positive reviews. The most recent installment, Cult of Chucky, was released on Blu-ray and video on demand last October and received strong reviews from critics. Brad Dourif has been a staple of the franchise since its inception, giving his voice to the murderous doll in all of the films.