I guess it’s good to be Chucky.
“I’ve long wanted to bring Chucky to television and Syfy is the perfect network for us,” Mancini said today. “The show will be a fresh take on the franchise, allowing us to explore Chucky’s character with a depth that is uniquely afforded by the television series format, while staying true to the original vision that has terrorized audiences for over three decades now.”
I like the idea of that “original vision” carrying the story forward. The movie reboot may prove me wrong when it comes out, but I am not a fan of the whole “Terminator meets Child’s Play” line of thinking with Artificial Intelligence driving the doll. Give a me an old fashioned serial killer that knows his voodoo rituals any day of the week.
“In these troubled times, I believe it’s my obligation as a horror icon to reach the widest possible audience, on TV. For over thirty years, I’ve been scaring the shit out of you. But now at SYFY, I look forward to really making a difference.”
Fortunately for all of us, SyFy has decided to do it as a series and NOT a SyFy movie…think “Chucknado”.