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Creator Of Original “Child’s Play” Angry About Remake


Don Mancini, the creator of all the original “Child’s Play” (Chucky) movies, is not happy about the Chucky remake that is coming.

He talked to the Post Mortem podcast about the reason why he will not be involved and is even angry it’s happening: 
“Obviously my feelings were hurt. You know, I had just done two movies… forgive me if I sound defensive, they were both at 83 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. Even though they didn’t get theatrical releases, they were well regarded. And I did create the character and nurture the franchise for three fucking decades.

It was hard not to feel like I was being patronized. They just wanted our approval, which I strenuously denied them.” 

About being asked to be executive producer on the film, Mancini said:
“We said, ‘No thank you,’ because we have our ongoing thriving business with Chucky… I hesitate to say too much about it because I don’t want to sound like I’m belly-aching too much. But the producers of that movie are the producers of “It.”

How would they feel if there was some legal loophole that allowed David Kirschner and I to swoop in and make our own ‘It’ movie with our own version of Pennywise and say, ‘Hey guys, we would love to put your names on it?’ I imagine they wouldn’t like it.

That’s how I feel. The people who are making that movie, they don’t know how that’s going to affect my livelihood. It’s not just a paycheck. It’s very personal. MGM’s screwing with that… potentially.”

Whether he’s happy about it or not, the movie is coming next summer, June 21st.
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Glenn van den Bosch