Filming is officially underway in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada on Cult of Chucky, the seventh Child’s Play film that’s being directed by franchise creator Don Mancini (who also helmed Seed of Chucky and Curse of Chucky).
Universal Home Entertainment not only shared a few early pieces of promo art, but the cast and crew is already having a blast sharing photos from set. One has Mancini preparing for the shoot with Curse‘s Fiona Dourif, while the other shows the two of them celebrating the start of production with Alex Vincent returning once again as Andy Barclay.
Brad Dourif is confirmed to once again provide Chucky’s voice, while his daughter, Fiona, will be reprising her Curse role. Also returning are Summer H. Howell (Curse of Chucky), Jennifer Tilly (who became the popular female doll, Tiffany, in Bride of Chucky before transferred her soul into the body of actress Jennifer Tilly in Seed of Chucky) and Alex Vincent, star of the first two Child’s Play films who returned in a shocking post credits sequence in Curse. The film ended as if Mancini planned to tie the previous three films – Bride of Chucky, Seed of Chucky and Curse of Chucky – together in this seventh film.
Here’s the official synopsis that came attached to the announcement trailer.
“Confined to an asylum for the criminally insane for the past four years, Nica Pierce (Fiona Dourif) is erroneously convinced that she, not Chucky, murdered her entire family. But when her psychiatrist introduces a new therapeutic “tool” to facilitate his patients’ group sessions — an all-too-familiar “Good Guy” doll with an innocently smiling face — a string of grisly deaths begins to plague the asylum, and Nica starts to wonder if maybe she isn’t crazy after all. Andy Barclay (Alex Vincent), Chucky’s now-grown-up nemesis from the original Child’s Play, races to Nica’s aid. But to save her he’ll have to get past Tiffany (Oscar-nominee Jennifer Tilly), Chucky’s long-ago bride, who will do anything, no matter how deadly or depraved, to help her beloved devil doll.”
Cult of Chucky, which takes place in an asylum, will be released in an unrated version on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD this fall, in time for Halloween.
— Don Mancini (@RealDonMancini) January 9, 2017
— Don Mancini (@RealDonMancini) January 10, 2017