[Movies] Don Mancini Says He Has A Story In Mind For Seventh Chucky Movie
Posted by Joseph Lee on 10.14.2013
And his thoughts on a remake...
In an interview with IGN, Curse of Chucky director said he has a story in mind for a seventh story about the killer doll. Here are highlights:
On why it took so long for a new movie: "After Seed of Chucky, what was in vogue in the horror genre was to do remakes of the originals. That was happening with Elm Street, Halloween, Texas Chainsaw and Friday the 13th. All of the big ones were getting remade, so David Kirschner [the producer on the Chucky movies] and I initially tried to do that, but because we did the first movie at MGM and all the subsequent ones at Universal, the rights to the first movie were split between the two studios, and so it was just kind of a legal nightmare. After a couple of years of trying to disentangle that, we decided that life was too short and we wanted to get a movie going as quickly as possible, so rather than doing a strict remake, we did a movie that's technically a sequel. It follows on from all the mythology that has piled up for the last 25 years. But tonally a reboot. Tonally we return to the straight-up horror roots of the original. Rather than the comedy of Bride and Seed."
On if there will be a Child's Play remake: "I wouldn't rule it out completely, but I think at this point my hope is that audiences will embrace this movie and the story and the characters that are introduced here and hopefully want to see more of that story. My preference at this point would be to continue with this direction we're on now rather than doing a remake. There's something about remakes – they're very familiar. We know the story already. I don't really know what the upside is on that anymore."
On a seventh Chucky film: "I do have an idea for it. I guess we'll have to see how this movie is received by the audience. Hopefully they'll like it, and if they want more, we'll give them more."