Child’s Play is a horror franchise that is easily among the best contenders in its genre and when Don Mancini took over the line-up with Seed of Chucky, fans knew they were in for a treat of a different kind.
Soon, Bride of Chucky and then, Curse of Chucky proved that the franchise, although at a different level than the other Child’s Play works, has enough fuel in it to maybe go a few more sequels. Now, with Don Mancini reviving talks of Chucky 7, fans may well get ready for yet another nail-biting and horrifying experience, dished out by one of the scariest characters in horror history, and a doll nonetheless!
Taking to Twitter – a platform that has become a favorite for filmmakers to further stimulate an already hungry audience – Mancini sent across a rather casual tweet to Jennifer Tilly asking her if they should shoot Chucky 7 in Cape Town. Tilly wholeheartedly agreed to the idea, and then, Fiona Dourif got in on the conversation too.
SO @Jtillathekilla2 SHOULD WE SHOOT CHUCKY 7 IN CAPETOWN?
— Don Mancini (@RealDonMancini) February 21, 2016
@RealDonMancini Capetown is great. The crew is really professional and you can't beat the weather!
— Jennifer Tilly (@Jtillathekilla2) February 21, 2016
Well, if this isn’t an indication of things to come, we don’t know what is! After all, when a location is being discussed, we all know things are all set to move forward. It has been exactly a year since Mancini spoke of how he was hard at work on the script for Chucky 7.
Welcome to Twitter @chuckylivesnet! I am currently working on the script for CHUCKY 7
— Don Mancini (@RealDonMancini) February 18, 2015
Even then, fans had got in on the morsel of news with absolute enthusiasm, praying hard that Mancini wraps up the scriptwriting phase soon and gets on with the rest of the schedule. Of course, they did have some inputs of their own too!
“@RealDonMancini @chuckylivesnet any way it could be Chucky V Freddy? @wescraven it would be awesome! #Texaslove” said one tweet from a fan while another said, “@RealDonMancini chuckylivesnet can alice actually be tiffany and chuckys kid some how they look alike?”
Now, we don’t know how far into his script Mancini was to entertain these ideas, or if he already had his own story laid out to work upon, but what we do know is that after the tremendous success of Curse of Chucky as well as the loads of positive critical reviews it received, the story line of Chucky 7 is bound to be an amazingly horrifying one too.
Of course, fans were also concerned about the current trend of reboots affecting the Child’s Play franchise too. However, thanks to Mancini and Universal’s own commitment to the franchise as well as belief that there is still some juice left in it for sequels, fans can at least breathe easy for now.
The last of the franchise had hit the horror audience at the Montreal Fantasia Festival on August 2nd 2013 followed by the Video on Demand platform on September 24th. The DVD and Blu Ray launch took place a couple of weeks later on October 8th and soon enough, this instalment was hailed as one of the best from Mancini.
Writing, directing as well as producing the film, Mancini did great in every department and Curse of Chucky soon came to be widely acclaimed as one of the best slasher films in history. At the Fantasia Festival, the film even bagged the Gold Award for Best International Feature. In fact, the tremendous response the movie received even had fans asking whether Universal had made a wrong move in not aiming this part of the franchise towards a theater-going audience.
Well, for now, we can’t wait for some more news on Chucky 7, and of course, we’ll keep you posted on every bit of news we come across on this dreaded doll and its bloody adventures!