Horror movie remakes have become increasingly popular in Hollywood: with the success of It: The Thing (2017) and the new version of Cursed Cemetery coming to theaters in 2019, a new-old film joins the list of premieres hot, Chucky, but the feeling of the original creator, Don Mancini, is not so receptive, claiming to have even been offended by the idea of reproducing his masterpiece. He comments:
“MGM retained the rights to the first film, so they are restarting the saga. They asked producer David Kirschner and me if we wanted to be executive producers. We said no thanks, because we have our own business underway with Chucky. Obviously, my feelings were hurt. You know, I had just made two films … forgive me if I look defensive, but both got 83% approval on Rotten Tomatoes and, even though they weren’t released in theaters, they were popular, and I created the character and cultivated the franchise for three decades. “
For him, the invitation to join the film as producers was an empty gesture by the company to win the approval of the original creators in relation to the remake:
“So when someone says something like ‘oh yes, we would love to have your name on the film’ … it’s hard not to feel like you’re being sponsored. They just wanted our approval – which I vehemently denied them. I hesitate to talk about it a lot because I don’t want to sound like I have too much stomach pain. But the producers of this film are the producers of IT. How would they feel if there were any legal loopholes that would allow David Kirschner and I to make our own film? IT with our own version of Pennywise and we said, “Hey guys, we’d love to put your names on it.” I imagine they wouldn’t like it. It’s how I feel. The people making this film don’t know how it will affect my livelihood. It’s not just a salary. It’s very personal. “
Even without the approval of the creator, who should still have his independent projects undermined, the remake will be starring Aubrey Plaza and Brian Tyree Henry, having his direction signed by Lars Klevberg and debuting on cinema screens expected for June 21, 2019, in the United States. United.
Read more about Chucky at Cinema10.