Update: Brad Dourif will in fact be returning as the voice of Chucky, we’ve edited the piece accordingly… A few months ago it was reported that Child’s Play creator Don Mancini would step behind the camera and direct a remake to his own film that he brought to the world back in 1988 with director Tom Holland. This morning a brand new interview was posted to help promote the upcoming 20th Anniversary DVD release, where creator Don Mancini and producer David Kirschner talk in details about the forthcoming remake. Read on for the skinny.
Update: Brad Dourif will be returning as the voice of Chucky, we’ve edited the piece accordingly…
Producer David Kirschner confirms to Aint it Cool News that Brad Dourif will in fact be returning to be the voice of the new Chucky in the CHILD’S PLAY remake.
“No, no, it’s going to be Brad.”
“It’s not like we would ever… who would you get that’s better?,” director Don Mancini adds. “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.”
One thing that fans are concerned about is the direction of the story, which Mancini insists will be straight horror.
“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.” He continues, “I think, unless we completely screw it up, I think it has the potential to be scarier than the original based on the stuff we are talking about, which I know sounds very mysterious and abstract, but anyone in our position would say that at this point, but as you pointed out we do have the advantage of being the people who created the franchise in the first place.”
Although the plot details arebeing kept under tight lip, Mancini confirms that the remake will in fact be an origin story.
“Other than what we said, it’s a reboot, we are telling the origin story again, but beyond certain broad stroke details, it’s really quite a reinvention I would say.”
Check out an incredible interview over at Aint it Cool News.