Universal Studios Home Entertainment announced today that the principal photography for the sixth installment of the frightening Child's Play thriller franchise, Curse of Chucky, started today in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. The franchise comes full circle as Toyland's most gruesome serial killer returns in a horrifying all-new movie from Universal 1440 Entertainment, a production entity of Universal Studios Home Entertainment.
The film is directed by Don Mancini, the Child's Play franchise creator who has written or co-written each of the previous movies and was the director of Seed of Chucky. Also an integral part of the Child's Play franchise from inception, David Kirschner (An American Tail, Hocus Pocus, Bride of Chucky) produces from a screenplay by Mancini. The film's top-flight production team includes special-effects wizard Tony Gardner (Zombieland, Seed of Chucky), production designer Craig Sandells (Mother's Day) and costume designer Patricia J. Henderson (ATM).
Nica (Fiona Dourif) is grieving over the gruesome suicide of her mother when her domineering older sister Barb (Danielle Bisutti) arrives with her young family in tow to help settle their mother's affairs. As the sisters butt heads over Nica's plans for the future, Barb's young daughter comforts herself with a grinning, red-haired talking doll named Chucky (voiced again by Brad Dourif) that recently arrived mysteriously in the mail. But as a string of brutal murders begins to terrorize the household, Nica suspects the doll may hold the key to the bloodshed. What she doesn't know is that Chucky has a personal score to settle. He's determined to finish a job he started more than 20 years earlier, and this time he's going to see it through to the bloody and shocking end.
Since the new movie is Universal (and by all accounts so far it will be direct to video), it would make sense that Universal will release all their Chucky films on Blu to correspond. Here's hoping! There's a big glaring space on my Blu ray shelf next to MGM's Child's Play release and I'm ready to fill it! :-)
The only good thing that comes out of sequels or remakes is that special editions are usually done or in this case that they will probably release the sequels on Blu.... Here's hoping they get the special edition treatment on Blu.
That being said, enough with the sequels... they just keep getting worse with each movie. The first one was great, the second one was decent enough, the following movies were terrible.
I actually enjoyed Bride/Seed more than the 1st 3. Possibly only because I was much older when I saw all 5 and the 1st 3 were unintentionallly funny, as Bride/Seed were supposed to be laughed at. Either way I look forward to a new one
ChadJcronin. they are working on a remake for theatrical release.
The DTV movie is seperate from the remake, word is if its succesfull than the original franchise will continue as DTV releases, concurently with any sequels the remake may spawn.
Its a odd thing definately, but better than just pretending 5 previous movies never exsisted.
I always thought they should just team up Chucky, Leprechaun, Freddy and Jason in an all out battle royal inside the Cube in Hellraiser. And while were at it throw in ghoulies, C.H.U.D., puppet master, Dr. Giggles, SAW and every piece o crap sci-fi channel movie creature SpiderScorpionSharktopus vs Abominable Snowpython into the mix along the way.
If they want to keep in modern they can film it as a "found Footage" movie.