It’s no surprise that the upcoming Child’s Play reboot has gotten a pretty negative reaction. Fans have already deemed the movie pointless, considering there’s a series already in development set in the same continuity of the original films. Just last week, we were given our first look at the new Chucky doll, and that made fans think it was even more pointless. Fans aren’t the only ones who aren’t on board, though, as Chucky co-creator Don Mancini shared his very straightforward thoughts on the movie.
THIS IS ALL I HAVE TO SAY ON THAT SUBJECT pic.twitter.com/r2llIGSDWx
— Don Mancini (@RealDonMancini) September 21, 2018
Here’s a sample of fan reaction for the movie:
So here’s our first look at the new Chucky from that remake of Child’s Play nobody was asking for. Not being voiced by Brad Dourif. No involvement from Don Mancini. With the original franchise still going strong, I ask…
— John Squires (@FreddyInSpace) September 21, 2018
Not sure how I feel about the #ChildsPlay reboot. Nobody can do it like Brad Dourif.
— Jordana 🎃 (@Jordana_LaQueen) September 19, 2018
Is brad dourif still the voice? Cause that chucky looks silly!
— Troy Vannocker (@BungJovi) September 21, 2018
A CHILDS PLAY reboot is coming without Don Mancini and without Brad Dourif doing the voice. Excuse me while I vomit over this nauseating glimpse of the ‘new’ Chucky pic.twitter.com/r5BSraj8CP
— James Shotwell (@jamesdshotwell) September 21, 2018
First look at the new Chucky. No thanks. Reboot the franchise with the right people or don’t at all 🤢 pic.twitter.com/1EL08vwomh
— KidBehindaCamera (@Lyricoldrap) September 21, 2018
— The RedOnYou Podcast (@TheRedOnYouPod) September 23, 2018
I will take a hard pass on this one, should have on the last one ✌️
— GRIMM HORROR (@GrimmHorror) September 23, 2018
— HR Sculptor (@HRZONE2) September 22, 2018
Yeah Halloween with real people. They got the new chucky looking dumbasl like that.
— Michæl 📅 (@Str84Ward5_sk8) September 24, 2018
I’m pissed that the new chucky looks like Pinocchio 🤥
— Kaycee 🎃 (@spookyghost97) September 24, 2018
“Here’s Your First Look at the New Chucky Doll” pic.twitter.com/TskqmwLvyB
— lexi (@falalalexi) September 21, 2018
so this supposed to be the new chucky? No sir. pic.twitter.com/ZGr0PdU13S
— Auset 👑 (@herrcurlsss) September 24, 2018
No Brad Dourif, no viewing from me. It’s gonna be Solo all over again with someone trying to act like another actor.
— Jokster_boy (@JoksterB) September 24, 2018
do we need all these remakes though really?! Sabrina the t. witch, Childs Play, Charmed are just to name a few aye. LEAVE THEM BE. it makes me sad that kids these days will watch the remakes thinking they’re the either shit films or good, without watching the originals 🤦🏻♀️
— laura marris (@lauramarrisx) September 22, 2018
New Chucky looks like a Cabbage Patch Doll. pic.twitter.com/PIXWC6F8Hy
— Opinionated Reviews, Man (@MyOpinionsMan) September 21, 2018
It wasn’t all bad:
I havent seen any childs play movie but i gotta admit reboot chucky looks pretty good sjshhshsb
— MOMMA MIA (@goIdblum) September 22, 2018
new chucky….yeah…. pic.twitter.com/q0ovVRTWLc
— ★Griffin Hawkins★ (@WhammehBar) September 21, 2018
the new chucky got me skeptical but the last two movies got me skeptical bring me back my mans you assholes!!!!!
— paige 🎃 (@prttstgrrl) September 24, 2018
.. well heres chucky for the new childs play reboot.. interesting pic.twitter.com/9wa9Fmeljf
— captain Alex (@AlexBrailsford7) September 21, 2018
Director of the upcoming reboot, Lars Klevberg, recently spoke about the film, saying:
“Child’s Play was, and is, one of my all-time horror movies and it was one of my introductions to horror. I got the script [for the remake] and it was really really good, and I knew it was from the producers from IT, and I jumped in immediately.”
When asked about Mancini’s non-approval of the film, Klevberg said:
“Everyone is a huge fan of Don Mancini. [If] he was making this movie with us it would be really amazing, but we understand he has his reasons. We are extremely grateful to him and will always be. He’s someone I look up to.”
He also said they haven’t cast someone to play the role of Chucky yet, as we know it won’t be Brad Dourif:
“Our Chucky will be our Chucky and he will be presented when the movie comes out. We haven’t cast that role yet.”
This will definitely be something we’re monitoring. For the record, we’re open to giving it a chance. Here’s hoping it delivers.