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MGM gets a CHILD’S PLAY remake started

John Mulhern

by: John Mulhern
March 25th, 2011

Horror reboots are all the rage these days, continue to capture Hollywood's imagination and attention. We've so far seen remakes of TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE, HALLOWEEN, and even A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET. Now it looks like MGM wants to bring one of their classic franchises back from its slumber in a series reboot.

MGM is reportedly trying to put out a reboot of the CHILD'S PLAY franchise starring everyone's favorite killer doll, Chucky. The studio released the original film, while Universal put out all the sequels to the series. Because of this, there was a little bit of a rights dispute over the franchise. That has since been ironed out, and MGM will be releasing the reboot. It has been described as a darker version of the original story. Don Mancini, the man behind the franchise. will be writing the script with Brad Dourif, the voice of Chucky also involved.

The producer of the film, David Kirschner, let us in on what will set this remake apart from the franchise:

"I don’t want to give away too much. I’ve known Don for 22 years. We’re dear friends. I know his humor, I know his mind. I was so shocked with where he was taking us with expectations of the first film and pulling the rug out from under us. It was exciting and really frightening and exhilarating to hear, as opposed to just shooting a frame-for-frame, but really subverting audiences expectations."

The CHILD'S PLAY franchise was a major staple of my horror fandom, although the more comedic approach to the past few films have always been slightly off-putting. It's really cool to see them take it back to its original, much scarier roots.

Would you guys want to see a remake of CHILD'S PLAY?

Source Movieweb, via /Film

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