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The Child’s Play franchise is in a weird place right now. Even though original creator Don Mancini has remained involved with the film franchise from the beginning, and a new sequel arrived last year, MGM is moving forward with a remake. While that happens, Mancini is moving forward with a Child’s Play TV series. And that’s not all: Brad Dourif, AKA the voice of Chucky, will be in the TV series, but not the movie remake. But wait, there’s more! While MGM makes its remake, Mancini also plans to make more movies that remain in continuity with the original film franchise.
Brad Dourif has been playing Chucky the killer doll for nearly 30 years. But don’t expect to hear his iconic voice in the ill-advised Child’s Play remake. Bloody Disgusting has confirmed that Dourif will not be involved with the recently announced remake – a film described as “a contemporary reboot involving a group of kids (a la Stranger Things), and a technologically-advanced doll that enters their world.”
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Instead, Dourif will lend his talents to the Child’s Play TV series. Chucky creator Don Mancini, who, like Dourif, has remained with the franchise ever since its inception, will be in charge of the Child’s Play TV series. Mancini and franchise producer David Kirschner told Bloody Disgusting that MGM reached out and asked if they would like an executive producer credit on the remake. Mancini and Kirschner declined. Instead, the duo plan to forge ahead with the in-cannon Child’s Play TV series, and make more movie sequels. So even though MGM is launching...
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