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Chucky's back for a Child's Play reboot and spin-off

03.30.2012

You may have already forgotten that there's a CHILD'S PLAY reboot in the works.

News originally dropped back in 2007, way before Hollywood was pumping out remakes like nobody's business, that CHILD'S PLAY would get a do-over. Then it was back on in 2010, but quickly got delayed indefinitely. Now it seems that it's back on again.

During a CHILD'S PLAY reunion panel at The Mad Monster Party, a horror and science-fiction convention held in North Carolina, it was confirmed that the reboot was still happening. Then it was mentioned that a spin-off would be taking place. The spin-off would be called, REVENGE OF CHUCKY and involve his "immediately family". Brad Dourif (Chucky himself) said that he was involved with both the reboot and the spin-off.

Don Mancini is still set to write and direct. The new film is said to be a, "darker and scarier retelling of the original film, but one that will offer new twists and turns."

Source: Moviehole

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11:22PM on 04/01/2012
I didn't like hearing this news at all. It hurt like a motherfucker and even bled.
I didn't like hearing this news at all. It hurt like a motherfucker and even bled.
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8:24PM on 03/31/2012
I honestly don't know how I feel about the series. On one hand Child's Play was the reason I started liking horror films but on the other they are just getting worse as time goes on. I personally hate when they mix comedy with horror so in a way im kinda glad they are moving away from that. I know plenty of people that watched these movies and love them and dont even know what a My Buddy Doll is so you dont need to know what a cabbage patch kid or my buddy doll is to enjoy them.
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I honestly don't know how I feel about the series. On one hand Child's Play was the reason I started liking horror films but on the other they are just getting worse as time goes on. I personally hate when they mix comedy with horror so in a way im kinda glad they are moving away from that. I know plenty of people that watched these movies and love them and dont even know what a My Buddy Doll is so you dont need to know what a cabbage patch kid or my buddy doll is to enjoy them.
As I got older and the more i watched movies I can pick out the flaws in each movie like crazy. Child's Play definitly wasn't great and to me chucky and brad dourif stole the show.
When it comes to horror there are alot of half assed movies out there that are killing the genre. So if they can make a good horror remake that is serious/dark/scarier(there is still not a movie that scares me yet but still) and NO COMEDY (it ruins the mood of the movie) then i will prolly go see it. Actually even if it ends up terrible I still prolly go see it becuase its just chucky lol. I dont know if its possible in a child's play movie but I hope there isnt any cheese :P.
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8:03PM on 03/31/2012
I look forward to this CGI, PG13 crapfest. Not really.
What made the first 2 movies scary were the rickety animatronics and semi-friendly but mostly-creepy facial sculpt of Chucky. Put together, these things placed Chucky's presence firmly in the Uncanny Valley.
The later movies began refining the animatronics, and Chucky's face became more of a cliche sneer with lame scars. He lost all his unpredictable creepiness by the time Bride of Chucky rolled its ass around.
Rickety animatronic Chucky
I look forward to this CGI, PG13 crapfest. Not really.
What made the first 2 movies scary were the rickety animatronics and semi-friendly but mostly-creepy facial sculpt of Chucky. Put together, these things placed Chucky's presence firmly in the Uncanny Valley.
The later movies began refining the animatronics, and Chucky's face became more of a cliche sneer with lame scars. He lost all his unpredictable creepiness by the time Bride of Chucky rolled its ass around.
Rickety animatronic Chucky with bleeding stump crawling through an assembly line in Child's Play 2 is still the creepiest thing I've ever seen in a feature film.
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12:41PM on 03/31/2012

Poor Brad Dourif

Why can't he get roles that are actually worthy of him?
Why can't he get roles that are actually worthy of him?
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10:00AM on 03/31/2012
"Darker and scarier"? Like the first one wasn't darker or scarier enough? That movie scared the shit out of me when I was a kid.
"Darker and scarier"? Like the first one wasn't darker or scarier enough? That movie scared the shit out of me when I was a kid.
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2:32AM on 03/31/2012
The only reason the original worked is because of the Cabbage Patch Kids/My Buddy craze of the 80s. Kids today have no clue what either are, nor do kids today carry around dolls. For the one millionth time Hollywood, LEAVE SHIT ALONE! Work harder to come up with something new, Chucky had his time and it was great. Move on.
The only reason the original worked is because of the Cabbage Patch Kids/My Buddy craze of the 80s. Kids today have no clue what either are, nor do kids today carry around dolls. For the one millionth time Hollywood, LEAVE SHIT ALONE! Work harder to come up with something new, Chucky had his time and it was great. Move on.
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5:36PM on 03/31/2012
No kidding man. It will just not be the same in this day and age...unless chucky was an action figure who went on a kill...oh wait, that idea is taken too! ;)
No kidding man. It will just not be the same in this day and age...unless chucky was an action figure who went on a kill...oh wait, that idea is taken too! ;)
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2:21AM on 03/31/2012
The original is a parody of the slasher craze. Stupid idea.
The original is a parody of the slasher craze. Stupid idea.
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11:58PM on 03/30/2012
This might be good. At least I hope it's better than Seed of Chucky.
This might be good. At least I hope it's better than Seed of Chucky.
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11:40PM on 03/30/2012
The first one is a classic and Chucky is one of the greatest horror villians of all time.

The only reason why the reboot barely has my attention is because Brad Dourif is attached. And someone who created Chucky and gave him his voice (literally) wouldn't just attach his name to a piece of trash without maybe finding some hope in it.
The first one is a classic and Chucky is one of the greatest horror villians of all time.

The only reason why the reboot barely has my attention is because Brad Dourif is attached. And someone who created Chucky and gave him his voice (literally) wouldn't just attach his name to a piece of trash without maybe finding some hope in it.
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11:54PM on 03/30/2012
Did you not see Seed of Chucky that he had his name and voice attached to? Don't get me wrong I love Child's Play and would love to see a good Child's Play movie again just not another knock-off comedy like they tried to make with Seed of Chucky and Bride of Chucky.
Did you not see Seed of Chucky that he had his name and voice attached to? Don't get me wrong I love Child's Play and would love to see a good Child's Play movie again just not another knock-off comedy like they tried to make with Seed of Chucky and Bride of Chucky.
12:02AM on 03/31/2012
Good point.
Good point.
1:48AM on 03/31/2012
After Brad did Fading of the Cries, I'm not taking any bets.
After Brad did Fading of the Cries, I'm not taking any bets.
11:36PM on 03/30/2012
Um, I was at this panel. Brad Dourif said he hadn't heard anything about the remake in two or three years. The other project (the "spin off" as it's called here) doesn't have a title, a script, or a studio behind it. In other words, it's not happening anytime soon. Neither is a reboot.
Um, I was at this panel. Brad Dourif said he hadn't heard anything about the remake in two or three years. The other project (the "spin off" as it's called here) doesn't have a title, a script, or a studio behind it. In other words, it's not happening anytime soon. Neither is a reboot.
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11:17PM on 03/30/2012
Maybe Revenge of Chucky will go straight-to-dvd and the reboot will get theatrical release?
Maybe Revenge of Chucky will go straight-to-dvd and the reboot will get theatrical release?
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10:30PM on 03/30/2012
How and why the fuck would there be a sequel and remake at the same time? Two completely separate Chucky universes running concurrently?

Just scrap the damn reboot, as I'm sure the movie with "Chucky" in the title is more marketable anyway. Not saying it would do good business, but probably more than the remake, seeing as you would at least get the fan base in.
How and why the fuck would there be a sequel and remake at the same time? Two completely separate Chucky universes running concurrently?

Just scrap the damn reboot, as I'm sure the movie with "Chucky" in the title is more marketable anyway. Not saying it would do good business, but probably more than the remake, seeing as you would at least get the fan base in.
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10:26PM on 03/30/2012

pass

no thanks.
no thanks.
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10:17PM on 03/30/2012

More reboots

Meh!
Meh!
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10:06PM on 03/30/2012
I can't stand the original and never found it scary at all. It was cheesy as hell.
I can't stand the original and never found it scary at all. It was cheesy as hell.
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11:37PM on 03/30/2012
LIAR!
LIAR!
7:31AM on 03/31/2012
I'm dead serious, this is a movie I just can't get behind with the masses.
I'm dead serious, this is a movie I just can't get behind with the masses.
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