We learned earlier this summer that the Child’s Play franchise was getting a boost in the form of a direct-to-DVD sequel, and today Universal announced that production has commenced on the sixth entry in the franchise, Curse of Chucky. Director Don Mancini – who has written every single Child’s Play film and directed 2004’s Seed of Chucky – takes the helm as Chucky reportedly wreaks havoc on a family that has regrouped for a funeral. Brad Dourif returns to voice the titular demon doll, and the cast for Curse of Chucky includes Fiona Dourif (The Master), A Martinez (Longmire), Danielle Bisutti (CSI: Miami), and Brennan Elliott (Double Jeopardy).
Hit the jump to read the full press release. Curse of Chucky will be released straight-to-DVD sometime next year.
PRINCIPAL PHOTOGRAPHY BEGINS ON THE ALL-NEW UNIVERSAL
DVD ORIGINAL® ON SEPTEMBER 5 IN WINNIPEG
Universal City, California, September 5, 2012 – The sixth installment of the frightening Child’s Play thriller franchise, Curse of Chucky, begins principal photography in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, on September 5, 2012. The franchise comes full circle as Toyland’s most gruesome serial killer returns in a horrifying all-new movie from Universal 1440 Entertainment, a production entity of Universal Studios HomeEntertainment. .
“Since his introduction to audiences in Child’s Play almost a quarter-century ago, Chucky has haunted the nightmares of a generation of moviegoers,” said Glenn Ross, General Manager and Executive Vice President, Universal 1440 Entertainment. “Returning to his roots in one of the most provocative horror franchises, this new sequel will shock longtime fans of the series and newcomers alike.”
Curse of Chucky stars Fiona Dourif (The Master, “True Blood,” “Deadwood”), A Martinez (“Longmire,” “General Hospital”), Danielle Bisutti (Get Smart, “CSI: Miami”) and Brennan Elliott (Flight 93, Double Jeopardy). Brad Dourif (The Lord of the Rings, Dune) once again returns to provide the voice of Chucky, the pint-sized doll possessed by the spirit of notorious serial killer Charles Lee Ray, who returns to settle some unfinished business.
The film is directed by Don Mancini, the Child’s Play franchise creator who has written or co-written each of the previous movies and was the director of Seed of Chucky. Also an integral part of the Child’s Playfranchise from inception, David Kirschner (An American Tail, Hocus Pocus, Bride of Chucky) produces from a screenplay by Mancini. The film’s top-flight production team includes special-effects wizard Tony Gardner (Zombieland, Seed of Chucky), production designer Craig Sandells (Mother’s Day) and costume designer Patricia J. Henderson (ATM).