child's play remake reaction

No one seems to be happy about the Child’s Play remake MGM is in the process of making – especially Don Mancini, the writer and director who has been involved with every Chucky movie in the past. Mancini has vaguely voiced his displeasure with the remake here and there, but now, the filmmaker is opening up about his feelings regarding the remake, and revealing why he declined to accept an executive producer credit on the project.

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child's play remake website

The Child’s Play remake launched its official website today, and folks, it’s a lot to take in. The official site is made up to look like a mock advertisement for the film’s evil Buddi Doll, and reveals that the new killer toy has received a major upgrade – complete with wifi, smart phone programming, and more. One thing is clear: this Child’s Play is going to be very different from what fans are used to.

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child's play remake poster

The Child’s Play remake that no one wants continues to barrel towards us, so we might as well accept it. The horror remake, which will introduce a new version of Chucky the killer doll to audiences, has a new poster, and a release date – a date that will put it head-to-head with another living toy movie: Toy Story 4. See the familiar-looking Child’s Play remake poster below.

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Child's Play TV Series

While a Child’s Play remake is coming together over at MGM, the franchise’s creator Don Mancini is hard at work on a TV series that will follow the events of the most recent horror comedy installment, Cult of Chucky. Speaking at 2018 Screamfest, Mancini offered up some new details about the series. However, in order to dive into them, we have to talk about some spoilers for the aforementioned Chucky sequel.

Before we get into the Child’s Play TV series details, let’s talk about the end of Cult of Chucky. Read More »

child's play remake first look

The Child’s Play remake no one wants is happening, so we might as well get used to it. The remake has begun filming, and as production kicks-off, we now have our first look at the new Chucky. He looks…sort of like the old Chucky, but with a facelift. See the full Child’s Play remake first look below.

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Aubrey Plaza and Brian Tyree Henry - Child's Play Reboot Cast

Yes, that Child’s Play reboot that we certainly don’t need is still chugging along at MGM, and the studio is currently lining up two cast members to keep the ball moving.

FX stars Aubrey Plaza (Legion) and Brian Tyree Henry (Atlanta) are currently in talks to take roles in the Child’s Play reboot that is in the hands of It producers David Katzenberg and Seth Grahame-Smith. But who are they playing? Read More »

child's play remake

The Child’s Play remake that no one wants continues to move forward, and some newly surfaced plot details reaffirm that this whole endeavor is ill-advised. The new take on the old story will allegedly remove all traces of the supernatural, and boil the plot down to something akin to Small Soldiers rather than Child’s Play.

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Child's Play Remake

There’s still plenty of time for MGM to realize what a terrible mistake they’re making, but the studio is apparently hell-bent on this terrible Child’s Play remake idea. Director Lars Klevberg took to social media to announce the film is entering “week 1” – although it’s not entirely clear what this means. No cast has been announced yet, so it seems unlike production is gearing up already. But one thing is clear: the remake is still happening, and that’s stupid.

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Steven Spielberg child's play

Powerful filmmaker and confirmed mensch Steven Spielberg has a long list of credits to his name. But what you might not have known is that the man had a hand in saving the Child’s Play franchise from oblivion. That’s right – Spielberg saved Chucky.

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Child's Play Remake

(Welcome to The Soapbox, the space where we get loud, feisty, political, and opinionated about anything and everything. In this edition: the Child’s Play series is doing just fine, so news of a remake is straight-up bullshit.)

Let’s get this out of the way: I am not anti-remake. Some of horror’s most recent top-tier achievements have been remakes themselves (It or Evil Dead, for starters). Modernized technology, fresh visions, and altered perspectives can do wonders for “outdated” classics or under-appreciated gems of bygone eras. May I repeat once more that I am not anti-remake – but I’m sure as hell against rebooting horror franchises that are still VERY MUCH ALIVE.

Last week, it was announced that MGM would be remaking beloved killer doll “slasher” Child’s Play with no connection to franchise controller Don Mancini and producer David Kirschner’s in-the-works television show (both of whom declined remake involvement when asked by MGM). More red flags: a “technologically advanced” toy will hunt multiple children a la “Stranger Things,” and no Brad Dourif returning to voice “Chucky” – if MGM even keeps that name. A “2.0” remake meant to capitalize on what’s being identified as “limitations” of Chucky’s current rubbery Good Guys form.

Hold up. Have any of the powers fast-tracking this remake for a September 2018 production start date even seen where Cult Of Chucky left off? Also, is MGM actually remaking Small Soldiers without even knowing it?

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