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    Seed of Chucky

    Hanging around the Fangoria message boards I visit, and I notice this on the main page:

    After years of delays, SEED OF CHUCKY is now a go! CHILDíS PLAY creator Don Mancini will be writing and directing SEED for Focus Features (ironically, the specialized indie company owned by Universal, which originally abandoned the project during the studioís anti-horror crusade). Filming begins in Romania in March, with a release date already pegged for Halloween 2004.

    "We are finally moving forward," Mancini tells FANGORIA. "Thanks to FREDDY VS. JASON, horror is hot again. David Linde, who runs Focus Features, released BRIDE OF CHUCKY internationally, and the film did very well there. So he decided to make SEED. We are currently negotiating with [voice actor] Brad Dourif and [FX chief] Kevin Yagher to return, plus little person Debbie Carrington, who I loved in TOTAL RECALL. Of course, we want Jennifer Tilly back too, who will do the voice of Tiffany and play herself in the new movie, in a satirical vein ŗ la WES CRAVENíS NEW NIGHTMARE."

    And the story of SEED OF CHUCKY? Itís the same script that got Universal in a tizzy way back when, dealing with "happy couple" Chucky and Tiffany and their attempts to raise a baby of their own. "The major focus is the family of dolls," Mancini says. "BRIDE OF CHUCKY was a takeoff on the road pictures. SEED OF CHUCKY is a twist on family dramas like ORDINARY PEOPLE and KRAMER VS. KRAMER. The focus this time is on the family, with the point of contention being a gender-confused offspring."

    SEED OF CHUCKY will be taking over the second largest soundstage in Romania, where COLD MOUNTAIN shot most recently. The story, however, is set in Hollywood and London. Why Eastern Europe? Itís cheaper, of course, so the production will be recreating Tinseltown overseas, but a few pickup shots may be lensed in LA as well. Mancini, who will make his directorial debut on SEED after 2nd unit work on previous entries in the CHILDíS PLAY series (including BRIDEís climactic birth scene, appropriately enough), says he will endeavor to follow in the footsteps of BRIDE helmer Ronny (FREDDY VS. JASON) Yu and cinematographer Peter Pau.

    "Ronny and Peter set the bar so high, but thatís the direction I want to go in," Mancini notes. "I want to live up to that very stylized look of BRIDE OF CHUCKY. Thatís my intention. I want those stylish Brian De Palma visuals, which are even more perfect for SEED OF CHUCKY because it is set in glamorous Hollywood."
    Nooooooooooooooooooooo! Not another Sucky movie.
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    Don Mancini: SEED OF CHUCKY now expecting!

    Well, Bride of Chucky was a surprisingly funny and entertaining offering, especially after the boring Child's Play 3. If this can be as good as Bride, I'll watch it.
    [FONT=Book Antiqua]"Bring me kittens and puppies to strangle ... I'm fresh out of Imperial officers!"[/FONT]

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    Already posted.

    MTFBWY and HH!!

    Jar Jar Binks

    AGENTS OF ATLAS - Returns in Early 2009.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JarJarBinks
    Already posted.

    MTFBWY and HH!!

    Jar Jar Binks
    Yeah, JJB, I noticed. Huh, there were like 9 hours between my post and JBF's, yet I failed to see his! Must have gotten knocked way down on the list very quickly. No love for Seed of Chucky, I guess!

    Anyway, I was still able to edit my post, so I removed the Fango article, since JBF has it in his.

    I'm really wondering about this whole androgyny angle in Seed of Chucky, though. Granted, they are dolls, but if they had enough sexual mojo to procreate, there's no reason that the resultant offspring shouldn't be "anatomically correct," as well! Still, if they can pull off the gag and still deliver the gory goodies, it'll be worth a rental fee on a rainy night.
    [FONT=Book Antiqua]"Bring me kittens and puppies to strangle ... I'm fresh out of Imperial officers!"[/FONT]


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