Overlord, the rumored 4th Chapter in the Cloverfield franchise, takes place during World War II. While it seems an unlikely place and time to find the Cloverfield Monster, he might not be the only horror icon popping up in the Era of Axis and Allies; if Don Mancini has his way, Chucky may one day go toe-to-toe with the likes of Adolf Hitler.
The filmmaker who launched the Child’s Play franchise with Tom Holland in 1988 made the comments in a recent interview where he talked about Chucky’s past and future.
Per Portal 13:
Mancini: I would love to do a World War II-era Chucky movie; I think would be awesome. You know how in Raiders of the Lost Ark they say, “Hitler’s obsessed with the occult”? That’s the window in. It would be legitimately interesting to see Chucky in that milieu with the iconography and the archetypes of the World War II movie, he could be great.
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As for the immediate future of the Child’s Play franchise:
Mancini: I’ve been doing it for 30 years now, so I have files of different ideas and notions, and scenes, and set pieces, and characters, and situations. It’s a constantly evolving thing. I want to be ready. Cult isn’t, I don’t think, the last we’ll see of Chucky, but again, it’s always important to me and David to find a way to reinvent it and keep it fresh. Obviously, I can’t say too much, but we’re already thinking ahead, definitely. I do spend my nights thinking about, “Gosh, what would happen if Tiffany met Andy Barkley?”
I definitely recommend reading the interview in its entirety, HERE.
Check out the trailer and synopsis for Cult of Chucky, the 7th installment in the Child’s Play franchise, below.
Official Synopsis: “Confined to an asylum for the criminally insane for the past four years, Nica Pierce (Fiona Dourif) is erroneously convinced that she, not Chucky, murdered her entire family. But when her psychiatrist introduces a new therapeutic “tool” to facilitate his patients’ group sessions — an all-too-familiar “Good Guy” doll with an innocently smiling face — a string of grisly deaths begins to plague the asylum, and Nica starts to wonder if maybe she isn’t crazy after all. Andy Barclay (Alex Vincent), Chucky’s now-grown-up nemesis from the original Child’s Play, races to Nica’s aid. But to save her he’ll have to get past Tiffany (Oscar-nominee Jennifer Tilly), Chucky’s long-ago bride, who will do anything, no matter how deadly or depraved, to help her beloved devil doll.”