Everyone's favorite murderous doll is coming back and here are some updates on the new version of Chucky. Ain't It Cool News recently spoke to Child's Play creator Don Mancini and producer David Kirschner about the remake of the film, which Mancini will write and direct.
"I think what we are mainly responding to, David and I, is the will of the fans, which is really telling us that they want to see a scary Chucky movie again. They want to go back to the straightforward horror rather than the horror comedy," Mancini said.
Mancini also maintained that the orignal voice of Chucky, Brad Dourif, will return to voice Chucky.
"It's not like we would ever... who would you get that's better? I mean with Chucky so much of it... and David and I talk about this a lot, that because he's a puppet, there's an aspect of him that feels like he's an animated character, so his voice is such an immense part of it as well as what he looks like. It's almost like recasting Homer Simpson or something. If you could recast it, you would want the actor to sound kind of like it, but it would feel weird to just be completely different I think."
Also, Kirschner reiterated one of Mancini's remarks about the film being a reboot that is, "telling the origin story again."
"Yeah. I'm not even sure if I would say reinvention," Mancini said. "I think Don has really created some really clever twists and expectations that a fan of the first "Child's Play" film, you will be surprised and shocked by, but it will follow I think very closely a lot of the first film against twists and turns that Don has put into it that an audience thinks it is going to go one way and we will go another even though the story is pretty similar.
They also noted that they are still finishing up their deals with Universal for the film and that it would be likely to see this remake in theaters by 2010.
We'll keep you posted on this new remake as soon as more information comes to light.