Still pumping out sequels to the original, and with a series in the works, “Child’s Play” creator Don Mancini was very concerned when MGM decided to greenlight a remake of the 1988 horror classic.
Speaking to SFX Magazine about the upcoming “Chucky” series, Mancini admits the series encountered a hiccup when the 2019 reboot came to fruition.
“When that first reared its head, it was concerning for me, and for all of us who work on Team Universal Chucky,” he says of the Mark Hamill-starring film. “It was vexing, because here are these people, who we didn’t know, who just sort of grabbed a piece of what we had done and ran off on another tangent with it. So it was concerning, because if that movie had been really successful, it could have put a crimp in my plans.”
While the remake snagged good reviews, it wasn’t a huge success. As such, there have been no sequels to the 2019 “Child’s Play”.
“I never bore any kind of ire toward the filmmakers themselves because I know that they were doing their jobs and it was an exciting opportunity to get a toehold in the industry with a franchise character”, Mancini tells Den of Geek. “I get that. But at the same time, I’m relieved how it all worked out.”
“Chucky” airs October 12 on USA Network and SyFy.