Nostalgia has proved a powerful tool in the entertainment industry, heralding in endless reboots and sequels. This has also extended to the horror genre, as a new Halloween movie will arrive this year. A Child’s Play reboot is also in the works, with Audrey Plaza attached to play the film’s protagonist. Chucky is returning in a new and updated franchise, and the iconic villain is getting a brand new look for the upcoming slasher flick. He’s not the Good Guy you know and love, and now Chucky creator and Child’s Play franchise writer Don Mancini has responded to the new look in the shadiest way possible.
For those who don’t know, Mariah Carey’s utterance of “I don’t know her” has become somewhat of a catch phrase over the past few years. The origin comes from her feud with Jennifer Lopez, with Carey constantly repeating that she doesn’t know J.Lo. Even though… we all know J.Lo. It’s become a legendary moment of sass, one that Don Mancini seems all to happy to utilize in order to show his disdain for the Child’s Play reboot.
Don Mancini’s feelings toward the Child’s Play reboot shouldn’t be too much of a surprise, considering the writer/director’s long history with the franchise. Mancini helped create Chucky with the original film, and stayed on for all the subsequent sequels. In addition to writing and producing the sequels, he also directed the past few installments. Chucky is Mancini’s baby, and now the character is being handed over to someone else.
As a reminder, you can check out the first peek from the Child’s Play reboot below.
Since Don Mancini isn’t involved in the Child’s Play reboot, it should be interesting how different the upcoming movie is. In addition to being written by someone new, the reboot will also change up its format a bit. It’ll reportedly be focused on a group of kids a la Stranger Things, and Chucky will be getting some technological improvements as well. What those might be are a mystery.
CinemaBlend will keep you updated on all things Child’s Play as details become public. In the meantime, check out our 2018 release list to plan your next trip to the movies.