'Curse of Chucky' Starts Production According to the People in Charge of These Things While We're Not LookingBritt Hayes |
It looks like we're getting that new 'Child's Play' sequel after all, as production on 'Curse of Chucky' has begun whether you like it or not. Brad Dourif returns to voice the creepy ginger-haired doll in the sixth film of the franchise.
Six movies sounds like a lot, but when you look at the track record of peers like Jason Voorhees, Freddy Kruger, and Michael Myers, Chucky's film output has been rather conservative over the last few decades. The killer doll is back in 'Curse of Chucky,' directed by franchise creator and writer Don Mancini, who also directed the splatstick, dysfunctional family entry 'Seed of Chucky.'
This time around the film seems to be returning to its more serious roots with the story of Nica (Dourif), a young woman whose mother commits suicide. Nica's domineering older sister Barb (Bisutti) comes to town with her family in tow to sort out their mother's affairs, and while the two sisters bicker, a mysterious red-headed doll named Chucky shows up in the mail and starts talking to Barb's daughter. Turns out he's been on a bloody mission for 20 years and he's ready to see it through to the end.
The film stars Fiona Dourif (gee, we wonder if she's related to that Brad Dourif fellow), Danielle Bisutti, Brennan Elliott, and the enigmatically-named A. Martinez. If you are unfamiliar with these names, don't worry, this is why we have internet. Fiona Dourif played Casey on 'True Blood' last season -- a character so forgettable even Google is having a hard time figuring her out. Brennan Elliott played "Yuppie Man" in the quintessential Ashley Judd 90s thriller 'Double Jeopardy,' A. Martinez plays the awesomely-named Jacob Nighthorse on 'Longmire,' and Danielle Bisutti played the professor Ron Swanson had the hots for last season on 'Parks and Recreation.'