‘Child’s Play’ Creator Isn’t Happy About the Reboot: ‘My Feelings Were F—king Hurt’

IndieWire | 12/16/2018 | Staff
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Don Mancini, who created the creepy-doll franchise that introduced us to Chucky, is angry about the upcoming “Child’s Play” reboot. Despite writing all seven films to date and directing the last three, Mancini has no involvement with the remake starring Aubrey Plaza and Brian Tyree Henry.

“Obviously my feelings were hurt,” he said during an appearance on the Post Mortem podcast, per Flickering Myth. “You know, I had just done two movies…forgive me if I sound defensive, [they] were both at 83 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. Even though they didn’t get theatrical releases, they were well regarded. And I did create the character and nurture the franchise for three **** decades.”

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Making the situation more difficult for him is the fact that his own version of the series hasn’t actually ended. “It was hard not to feel like I was being patronized. They just wanted our approval, which I strenuously denied them,” said Mancini.

The studio asked if he and producer David Kirschner wanted to...
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