MGM and Universal are currently feuding over the rights to the Child’s Play franchise since there’s been talks for quite some time over a remake in the works. Don Mancini, the man behind the franchise since day one and original writer/director, is holding on to hope and is keeping his exact plans for a reboot a closely guarded secret.
As Mancini was quoted as saying, “Iâ€™m personally open to other things but I think thatâ€™s what the studio wants” [rather than continuing this series of Chucky films Mancini confirms that the studio is looking for a reboot] “because this movie didnâ€™t do very well so I think the feeling is that Chuckyâ€™s viability, his future is in the more straightforward horror vein. I was talking about the rights issues before, I don’t think itâ€™s necessarily what weâ€™ll end up doing as a strict remake. I think weâ€™ll reboot it in the sense that it will just be more conventionally scary and it will only be Chucky and we wonâ€™t have Tiffany and Glen, but it wonâ€™t necessarily be a strict remake.”