AceShowbiz - Chucky isn't done playing. The devil doll is going to be brought back to the big screen with "Polaroid" helmer Lars Klevberg on board to direct a "Child's Play" remake. The project is currently in development at MGM.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the studio is fast-tracking the project, which has David Katzenberg and Seth Grahame-Smith serving as producers. Tyler Burton Smith, who has written video games and co-written action-comedy movie "Kung Fury 2", is set to pen the script. Aaron Schmidt will executive produce. Production is reportedly scheduled to begin this September in Vancouver.
Plot details are still kept under wraps, but Collider reports that it is dubbed as a contemporary reboot centering on a group of kids (a la "Stranger Things"), and a technologically-advanced doll that enters their world.
The upcoming project marks Chucky's return to MGM, which produced the original movie. The follow-ups were released either by Universal's short-lived Rogue banner or by Universal Home Entertainment.
While MGM has obtained the rights to the movie, Universal still owns the home entertainment rights. Thus, a reportedly planned Chucky TV series from "Child's Play" creator Don Mancini may move forward with a different cast which includes his regular Chucky collaborators.
The first "Child's Play" movie was released in 1988 with Tom Holland serving as director and writer. It follows a Good Guy doll named Chucky, which is possessed by the soul of an infamous serial killer, Charles Lee Ray. It terrorizes a single mom and her son as the killer needs the son's body to jump into before his transference to the doll becomes permanent.