It seems that all of a sudden Chucky is the belle of the ball as multiple Child’s Play projects are in the works, including a new Child’s Play reboot.
We already knew that a Child’s Play TV series was in the works, but now it seems that there is also a film n the way. According to The Hollywood Reporter, MGM is fast-tracking a remake of the original film with Polaroid director Lars Klevberg attached. Tyler Burton Smith penned the script.
How close is this film to being a reality? Filming is reportedly set to begin in Vancouver in Sept.
Despite the close release date, not much is known about the project. According to Collider the film will be a contemporary reboot and will feature a larger group of kids. Not known, however, is if the doll will even be called Chucky or if Brad Dourif will return as the voice of the possessed doll.
What does the Child’s Play reboot mean for the TV series?
It was only a few weeks ago that we were all discussing Chucky coming to the small screen. Series creator Don Mancini confirmed the TV series, and that Dourif would return to the role. It was also confirmed that the series would pick up where the films had left off.
Will the new reboot film and the TV series both exist? Will they have no connection to one another? It’s anyone’s guess at this point until someone speaks up. It is believed that there is actually a split in the Child’s Play rights that will allow both projects.
Apparently, MGM holds the theatrical rights while Universal is responsible for the home entertainment portion. If this is correct, then both projects can move forward and possibly lead to even more confusion in the world.
Can the world sustain two different Child’s Play franchises? It appears we’re about to find out.