Moviehole is reporting that Chucky, the children’s doll with the soul of a serial killer, is getting a straight-to-DVD (and Blu-Ray) sequel. This will be the fifth sequel to the 1988 film Child’s Play. Curse of Chucky will be written, produced, and directed by the series creator Don Mancini.
Moviehole says this about the plot:
Chucky arrives to wreck havoc within a family that’s regrouped for a funeral. In the wake of her mother’s passing, a young woman – in a wheelchair since birth – is forced to put up with her sister, brother-in-law, niece and their nanny as they say their goodbyes to mother. When people start turning up dead, the fearless Nica discovers the culprit might be a “strange doll” she was sent a couple of days earlier.
They also report that this will be more of a return to the horror-style of the first three films, foregoing the more comedy oriented Bride of Chucky and Seed of Chucky. The good news here: Brad Dourif is going to be back as the voice of Chucky. He has been the voice and the face (in the first movie, at least) of Chucky for the entire series.
What’s interesting is that there has been talk of a Child’s Play reboot/remake for awhile. Instead of going that route, they are taking the series straight-to-DVD. My guess is that they are doing this to feel out the market for the reboot/remake. If this does well, I figure they will move ahead with a new theatrical remake.
My thought: I’m in! I am so ready to see another Chucky movie! While I liked Bride and Seed more than the others, you can never go wrong with a killer doll!