You read correctly. Although Don Mancini, the creator of the Child’s Play franchise, is currently working on the adventures of his Chucky doll on the small screen, MGM is planning a remake of the 1988 classic.
The Hollywood Reporter made the exclusive announcement this afternoon.
Lars Klevberg, the Norwegian filmmaker behind the short and the feature film Polaroid – still with no release date since the bankruptcy of The Weinstein Co. – will make the film. The production company plans to release the film quickly, while production will officially begin next September in Vancouver.
Tyler Burton Smith (Kung Fury 2) is in charge of the script for the producers of It, David Katzenberg and Seth Grahame-Smith.