Looks like Chucky is getting ready to play. Immediately after getting word that production for the Child's Play remake has begun in Vancouver, MGM and Orion Pictures have offered us our first look at the film's star, the evil sentient doll Chucky. And we have to say, he still doesn't look like a toy we'd give to a young child —especially with that butcher's knife.
Child's Play follows Karen (Aubrey Plaza), a mother who gives her son Andy (Gabriel Bateman) a toy doll for his birthday, unaware of its more sinister nature.
Wait... are you telling us there's something sinister about that doll we're seeing in the picture above? Get outta here...
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, director Lars Klevberg (Polaroid) revealed that the Chucky in his film will be brought to life via a practical doll and visual effects. What he didn't reveal was whether the murderous doll will be possessed by a serial killer, as he was in the original 1988 film.
"Our Chucky will be our Chucky and, he will be presented when the movie comes out,” Klevberg told the media outlet.
Klevberg also admitted he didn't know who would be voicing the character, other than that it wouldn't be Brad Dourif, who voiced Chucky in the original film and its six sequels. “We haven’t cast that role yet,” he said.
At least for now, it seems we'll have two parallel Chucky franchises running, as the original series is still churning out straight-to-DVD sequels all its own.
Well, shortly after the evil doll’s new look was revealed, Don Mancini, who wrote the original Child’s Play and wrote and directed the last three films in the series, took to social media to offer his two cents. Aaaaaand it doesn’t look as though he’s particularly impressed.
Mancini, who has nothing to do with the remake, posted a picture of pop diva Mariah Carey holding a sign that says, “I don’t know her.” (It’s a reference to a catty meme.)
“THIS IS ALL I HAVE TO SAY ON THAT SUBJECT,” Mancini wrote under the pic. Guess the production won't be getting Mancini's blessing anytime soon.
Well, what do you guys think of Chucky's (slightly) new look? You like? Yea or nay? Let us know in the comments below.