Back from financial troubles, MGM are lining up ‘Child’s Play’ as their next reboot. The studio already has a reboot of ‘Robocop’ in development, along with plans for remakes of their other popular titles like ‘Mr. Mom’ and ‘Poltergeist.’
Don Mancini, who wrote all five films in the franchise and directed the last installment, ‘Seed of Chucky,’ has a script ready to go and is being eyed by the studio as a potential director for the reboot.
In development for years, the ‘Child’s Play’ reboot has been held up by problems over the rights, with MGM owning the rights to the original 1988 movie and Universal owning the rights to the sequels that followed. Now, with a deal having been made between the two studios, the movie will be moving into production later this year.
Brad Dourif will once again lend his voice to Chucky, the Good Guy Doll possessed by the spirit of a serial killer. Having Dourif back may sound more like a sequel than a reboot but Movieweb say that there is unconfirmed talk of the movie being “more of a reboot, with a darker tone and less comedic elements.”
Update : MGM have today said the above rumour of a Childs Play reboot is incorrect and there is currently no official news on the movie.