Christine Elise, actress in Child’s Play 2 and Cult of Chucky, shared her disgust over the upcoming Child’s Play MGM reboot, which appears to have now entered production. Elise takes the words right out of our mouths by describing MGM’s recent move to go behind Don Mancini’s back and cash-in on the franchise as a ‘huge dick move’, questioning why ‘they would f-ck with a healthy franchise’. Many horror fans find themselves asking those very questions, but there’s always one answer. Money.
While speaking to Horror Geek Life, Elise said:
“…To make a competing franchise with an existing, healthy, robust franchise is super douchey. And nobody from the original franchise is involved, they’re not gonna have Brad Dourif, they’re not gonna have Don, and they’re not gonna have any of us.”
Elise continues to comment on director, Lars Klevberg’s suggestion that the remake will be centered on a robot doll in a more contemporary setting:
“I think the doll is going to be an artificial intelligence doll that goes haywire, so it’s not going to have the whole element of the serial killer possessing it, et cetera, so it’s not going to be, really, a Chucky film. So I don’t know why they’re just taking the title and stealing it and mucking up the waters. It’s especially douchey when you know that Don is developing a TV series and going back to using the title Child’s Play, not Bride of, Seed of, Curse of, Cult of Chucky, it’s going back to the Child’s Play name and it’s deep into development.
So this MGM project could have, it hasn’t but it could have, really, easily derailed the TV show project, which would be devastating, because fingers crossed it happens and fingers crossed I’m involved in it, as much as I would like to be. It’s an opportunity here where Don can further a story he’s been telling for 30 years, but rather than tell it in 90-minute segments every three years or more, he can tell 10 hours of story in 10 weeks, he can get that much more story ahead. And if you’ve seen Cult and you see how Cult ends, you know how rich in story it is, there’s so many doors open now, and to so insensitively threaten the Don Mancini empire I think, is fucked up.”
The satisfying rant sums up what a lot of people have been thinking from the moment that MGM announced the reboot. At least there’s still a TV series coming from franchise creator Don Mancini, though.
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