Mine nothing, the saga of Chucky is perhaps the frankness of the horror end of the 80’s who came out the better in the past 30 years. And she is ready yet to know a new youth. Good, a bit schizoaffective.
Because yes, when you think about it, the saga Chucky has never really stopped in fact. Of course it has known moments of pause, but it is always returned to continue his story. Until today when she finds herself in a situation pretty damn special as it is going to take two directions simultaneously.
In fact, on one side, Don Mancini continues to be producing the result of the Return of Chucky, which will be a tv series entitled Child’s Play. But MGM, distributor of the first film, is currently shooting a reboot of the license, also called Child’s Play, directed by Lars Klevberg and which will be released on screens americans the 21 of June next year.
A situation unheard of in the genre that may complicate not hurt the promotion of one and the other, since the two works are at the large risk of cannibalizing. That said, Don Mancini, was never expressed on this reboot, which does not concern it. This is now done at the micro-podcast Post-Mortem and we can not say that it is ravi-ravi :
“MGM has the rights to the first film, that’s why they are doing the reboot. They have asked the producer David Kirschner and me if we wanted to be executive producers on the film. We refused because we did our own stuff on our side. My feelings have been hurt. You know, I’d just make two films, and excuse me if I’m on the defensive, but they had received a score of 83 % on Rotten Tomatoes. Even if they were not released in the cinema, they had known their success. And it is I who created the character and have kept this franchise alive for 30 fucking years.
So, when someone comes to see you and told you that he would very much like you to put your name on his film, it was hard not to feel talked down to. They just wanted my agreement. I have vigorously denied. I hesitate to talk too much about this because I don’t want to give the impression of complaining. But the producers of this film are also those of It. How to live-they let David or me, thanks to a sleight-of-legal, we get to tell them that we were doing our own version of It and we tell them that we just want to put their names in the credits ? There is a chance that they don’t appreciate too much.”
A Don Mancini extremely tucked up, therefore, but that, unfortunately, has no other choice than to undergo the existence of this reboot opportunistic. He adds, however, that in the event of failure of the film, it is in the end itself that could suffer the most :
“The people who make this film do not know how this may impact my lifestyle. It is not just a cheque, it is something very personal. And, potentially, MGM is in the process of throwing everything away in the air.”