Writer director Don Mancini is trolling us hard on Twitter, teasing the imminent return of Chucky, a serial killer (Charles Lee Ray) who transferred his soul into the body of a Good Guys Doll back in 1988’s Child’s Play.
The Child’s Play films have remained canon for nearly 30 years, with the latest installment being Universal’s 2013 Curse of Chucky, which introduced us to Fiona Dourif, the daughter of Brad, who lends his voice to good ol’ Chuckster.
Curse was filmed in 2012 in Winnipeg, and it looks as if Mancini and his crew are returning for the long-gestured tentatively-titled(?) Chucky 7.
— Don Mancini (@RealDonMancini) December 8, 2016
Yes, it appears that the production office is officially open for Chucky 7, which means one of two things: production is either underway or about to begin. We’ve put in numerous calls to Universal for official confirmation and details but have been met with silence.
What we do know is that Fiona will be reprising her role, as will Brad. Also returning are Summer H. Howell, 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 a seventh film, which has been in development for the better part of the year.
We’ll continue to reach out to the filmmakers and producers in hopes of getting some official word, but for now let’s just celebrate that Chucky will be returning as early as in 2017, although I can see Universal holding this title for the franchise’s 30th anniversary in 2018.