‘Curse of Chucky’ Begins Production in Winnipeg

Don Mancini directs the latest installment in this horror franchise, with Chucky trying to tie up loose ends from over 20 years ago.
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‘Curse of Chucky’ Begins Production in Winnipeg

Curse of Chucky starts production today in Winnipeg The sixth installment of the frightening Child's Play thriller franchise, Curse of Chucky, begins principal photography in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, on September 5, 2012. The franchise comes full circle as Toyland's most gruesome serial killer returns in a horrifying all-new movie from Universal 1440 Entertainment, a production entity of Universal Studios Home Entertainment.

"Since his introduction to audiences in Child's Play almost a quarter-century ago, Chucky has haunted the nightmares of a generation of moviegoers," said Glenn Ross, General Manager and Executive Vice President, Universal 1440 Entertainment. "Returning to his roots in one of the most provocative horror franchises, this new sequel will shock longtime fans of the series and newcomers alike."

Curse of Chucky stars Fiona Dourif (The Master, True Blood, Deadwood), A Martinez (Longmire, General Hospital), Danielle Bisutti (Get Smart, CSI: Miami) and Brennan Elliott (Flight 93, Double Jeopardy). Brad Dourif (The Lord of the Rings, Dune) once again returns to provide the voice of Chucky, the pint-sized doll possessed by the spirit of notorious serial killer Charles Lee Ray, who returns to settle some unfinished business.

The film is directed by Don Mancini, the Child's Play franchise creator who has written or co-written each of the previous movies and was the director of Seed of Chucky. Also an integral part of the Child's Play franchise from inception, David Kirschner (An American Tail, Hocus Pocus, Bride Of Chucky) produces from a screenplay by Mancini. The film's top-flight production team includes special-effects wizard Tony Gardner (Zombieland, Seed of Chucky), production designer Craig Sandells (Mother's Day) and costume designer Patricia J. Henderson (ATM).

Synopsis

Nica (Fiona Dourif) is grieving over the gruesome suicide of her mother when her domineering older sister Barb (Danielle Bisutti) arrives with her young family in tow to help settle their mother's affairs. As the sisters butt heads over Nica's plans for the future, Barb's young daughter comforts herself with a grinning, red-haired talking doll named Chucky (voiced again by Brad Dourif) that recently arrived mysteriously in the mail. But as a string of brutal murders begins to terrorize the household, Nica suspects the doll may hold the key to the bloodshed. What she doesn't know is that Chucky has a personal score to settle. He's determined to finish a job he started more than 20 years earlier, and this time he's going to see it through to the bloody and shocking end.

Curse of Chucky was released October 8th, 2013.

Sources: Universal Studios Home Entertainment

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  • vanboy • 3 years ago

    Hated "Bride" and "Seed". I only liked 1st, 2nd & 3rd. When the camp overpowers the horror, the franchise is doomed. "...back to roots" sounds like they're ditching the camp. Chucky had some great lines in the original; "I got shot! And you know what, it hurt like a son of a bitch!", and that's great, but don't loose the drive of the movie; the horror.

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    • Chic-Zucco • 3 years ago

      yes o f*cking yes cant what two see curse of chucky

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      • mcleve02 • 3 years ago

        @mieko-siede haha I know!

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        • mieko-siede • 3 years ago

          @mcleve02 lol! Just trying to be clear and drive my point home.

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          • mcleve02 • 3 years ago

            @mieko-siede Very true! Jeez your always so philosophical! haha

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            • mieko-siede • 3 years ago

              @Roy-Red In regard to your question about remakes, I wasn't talking about remaking anything. I was addressing the chatter of a "reboot" of the franchise. Most remakes aspire to be carbon copies of the originals they'd come from. Not many of them get it right. The Omen was nearly the exact same movie. I don't mind a reboot giving me a new spin, a few different twists, to an old story. Remakes more often than not tend to be a waste of time. When I hear the word "reboot", I don't even expect the material to be remotely close to that I've come to know. As far as Child's Play, everyone is entitled to their opinion. I grew up liking the first three, but by no means did I find them to be brilliant then or now. They were fun for me. And yes, at the time, much of the puppet effects were awesome. That was a time when Hollywood had to be crafty to convey to us visually the things that they can easily do with computers now. To me, and this is my opinion, the series has burned out. Even with going back to Don Mancini to take the helm of this last film, it feels pointless. This is what happens to most series. They stay too long. The material gets flat. They want to keep the icons on screen. And we complain that it's tired. But when they decide to go in a new direction, we complain. At the same time, we wanted to see them again. We complain when the story changes. We complain when the story is too much the same. Reboot, remake, we're a tough crowd to satisfy. We don't complain that they should make remakes. I wasn't saying that we asked for them, I said that sometimes we would like to see some classics updated. I don't take reboots personally. At the same time, I would rather see a fresh take on something when a series has clearly seen its end long ago. I agree with @mcleve02 with his two legitimate remakes, Gone in 60 Seconds and The Departed. The point is, until some surge of material hits the desks of execs in Hollywood that gives them the confidence to green light some original material, they're going to play it safe. Right now, safe is what's familiar.

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              • mieko-siede • 3 years ago

                @mcleve02 It's important to know when something has overstayed its welcome. Like Stephen King said once, his biggest fear is not knowing when to stop.

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                • justice-kowaleski • 3 years ago

                  here is a fact about me i only clicked on this link to know when to hide under my bed Chucky Is my all time biggest fear f*ck that guy

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                  • mcleve02 • 3 years ago

                    @Roy-Red I will give you the reboot, but you didn't say which remakes did better, just which did it right and were great films. They definitely did that. I am all about creativity, but sometimes when we aren't getting blasted with 50 thousand remakes like we are now, it can be exciting! Until they f*ck it up anyways...

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                    • darkdream • 3 years ago

                      awesome i cant wait..i really hope its NOTHING like seed of chucky that was utter sh*t

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                      • Roy-Red • 3 years ago

                        @mcleve02 The original Departed is actually better than the Scorcese one, don't get me wrong they both are and as for Batman its actually a rebooth, not a remake, and that's not the same thing.

                        People should be asking for fresh ideas.

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                        • mcleve02 • 3 years ago

                          @bawnian-dexeus There have been a number of articles and profiles that people have went on and changed... it's annoying. If wikipedia really wants to do it correctly, any changes need to be approved with the references included in the submission

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                          • bawnian-dexeus • 3 years ago

                            @mcleve02 True. Wasn't there a hacking a while ago where someone entered a profile and changed it completely?

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                            • mcleve02 • 3 years ago

                              @bawnian-dexeus haha yeah... Not everything in there is wrong and it is great for the references at the bottom... but it's scary because people can go in and change things anytime they want

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                              • bawnian-dexeus • 3 years ago

                                @mcleve02 Well, it did help me in high school, until our teachers caught on and sent us to the library

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                                • mcleve02 • 3 years ago

                                  @bane5000 haha beware of wikipedia!!!

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                                  • mcleve02 • 3 years ago

                                    @Roy-Red Gone in 60 Seconds, technically all the Batman movies, The Departed... Just to name a few

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                                    • bane5000 • 3 years ago

                                      @mieko-siede...I know its not he most reliable of sites for info, but thats what it says on Wikipedia, that this film is a direct to dvd sequel. Lets hope it is cuz as u said, it'll be a waste of theater space.

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                                      • Roy-Red • 3 years ago

                                        @mieko-siede Well that sure was a lovely speech but just name one remake that got it right. Mostly they end up being huge piles of dump! Childs Play was brillaint, i look at it now and it still blow me away the puppet FX, you don't hear anyone complaining about how they should remake classic films, Childs Play may have its flaws but that's what make it so great, this is Don Mancini doing it, he actually gave life to the franchise and this time the dark take on the character is back, you haven't even seen it and youre dissing it already, yeh of little faith.

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                                        • mcleve02 • 3 years ago

                                          @mieko-siede It's like they lose touch of what is was people loved about the films and they just go way over the top!

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