This reminds me of the battle that went on to get the remake of FRIDAY THE 13TH on the big screen. After AICN posted their incredible interview with Child’s Play creator Don Mancini and producer David Kirschner, we got in touch with Mancini who gave us an update of the actual status of the remake, which will also see the return of Brad Dourif. What will it take for Charles Lee Ray to return as Chucky in theaters? Read on and find out.
“We’ve had several meetings,” Don Mancini tells Bloody-Disgusting, “I pitched my new take to the studio and got their notes. They definitely want to make the movie. But they’re busy with the deal-making process at the moment, which is complicated by the fact that the remake rights are owned jointly by Universal and MGM (where we made the original film). Once the two studios iron out their agreement, and David’s and my deals are finalized, I can start writing the script.”
Mancini, who wrote all five CHILD’S PLAY films, is also slated to direct the remake, which follows a serial killer named Charles Lee Ray who is mortally wounded in a police shootout and uses a voodoo spell to transfer his soul into Chucky, a “Good Guys” doll.
While Mancini waits for the thumbs up, he is still working on his pilot for Sci-Fi Channel.
“In the meantime, I’m still working on my Sci-Fi Channel pilot, KILL/SWITCH, with Howie Mandel.”
You can read more about that project here.