While the Child’s Play movie is all set to slash its way into theaters later this month – just in time for the arrival of Toy Story 4, no less – Don Mancini is still pushing ahead with his planned TV show based on that infamous Devil Doll.
It’s currently going under the working title of Chucky, and though we don’t know too much about the villain’s journey to TV just yet, star Brad Dourif recently spoke to Bleeding Cool about all things Child’s Play, and confirmed that he’s definitely involved in the project.
He’ll be working alongside Nick Antosca (Channel Zero), who’s expected to produce, and while the actor wouldn’t divulge anything juicy about the plot, he did praise Mancini and what he’s done with the franchise.
“Don Mancini‘s TV series is happening. It’s going to happen. Yes, yes absolutely. We’ve spoken more than once, and absolutely [I’m involved]. It’s his baby, he invented it, it came from him, he’s the real source. And he’s managed, on more than one occasion with a shift in the genre to really find an exciting and different way of doing it, and it’s always worked. I think it’s pretty good, and I don’t feel that way about most things. I mean with Chucky, we’re not talking about the deepest level of human nature or anything like that, but it’s great fun. And Don knows exactly the right tone, every time.”
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Unfortunately, it seems like the SyFy show is still a while away from hitting our screens, but it’s clear that it already has more support from longtime fans than Lars Klevberg’s movie reboot does. After all, Chucky will maintain the original continuity of the film series, and, as mentioned above, it’s also got Brad Dourif reprising his role as the titular character.
Furthermore, we’ve been told that it’ll “be closer to the tone of the first two movies in the franchise,” which likely means it’ll be leaning more on the horror side of the horror-comedy equation. And that’s perfectly fine by us.
As production continues to gear up, we imagine we’ll be learning more soon, but in the meantime, let us know if you think the saga will be able to survive its transition to television when the Child’s Play series premieres next year.
Source: Bleeding Cool