Chucky Creator On What The Future Holds For The Devil Doll


Proving that Bad Robot’s Cloverfield isn’t the only franchise capable of relocating to World War II (read: Overlord), Don Mancini has shared an idea that would see Chucky journey back to a time of Nazis, Hitler and the latter’s rumored obsession with the occult.

While speaking to Portal 13 (h/t Bloody Disgusting), Mancini leveled on the future of Chucky, and revealed that even after 30 years of horror shenanigans, he still has plenty of “ideas and notions” for the world-famous Devil Doll. All we need now is for a studio to issue the green light on his ideas or, in the spirit of Cult of Chucky, organize a direct-to-video launch to appease the franchise’s legions of fans.

I’ve been doing it for 30 years now, so I have files of different ideas and notions, and scenes, and set pieces, and characters, and situations. It’s a constantly evolving thing. I want to be ready. Cult isn’t, I don’t think, the last we’ll see of Chucky. But again, it’s always important to me and David [Kirschner] to find a way to reinvent it and keep it fresh. Obviously, I can’t say too much, but we’re already thinking ahead, definitely.

Mancini continued:

I do spend my nights thinking about, ‘Gosh, what would happen if Tiffany met Andy Barclay?’ The two disparate characters from different, far-flung parts of the franchise, what if they collide? I think about these things. I’m a fan as well. I guess it sounds silly or self-serving to say, ‘I’m a fan of my own franchise,’ but I am. I love it. I’m a fan of other franchises, too, and I think when you’re a fan that’s one of the things you do is you just muse on the characters and ‘what if in this situation…?,’ and ‘what if they met this character?’ One of the reasons we’ve been able to go for this long is because we legitimately care about it. It’s not just a paycheck gig for us. This is our baby.

And in saving the best for last, Don Mancini shared his pitch for a WWII-set Chucky movie. Where do we sign up?

I would love to do a World War II-era Chucky movie; I think would be awesome. You know how in Raiders of the Lost Ark they say, ‘Hitler’s obsessed with the occult’? That’s the window in. It would be legitimately interesting to see Chucky in that milieu with the iconography and the archetypes of the World War II movie; he could be great.

It’s by no means the first time that Mancini has dreamed big for the future of Chucky (remember his space idea?), so we’ll be keeping one ear to the ground as the series stalwart begins formulating a successor to last year’s Cult of Chucky.

Source: Portal 13