As is the trend in Hollywood these days, the beloved horror/comedy franchise is slated for a remake, but luckily the creator is smart enough to figure out what makes the series work and stick with it by hiring character actor Brad Dourif to continue to voice the psychotic doll Chucky.
"who would you get that’s better? I mean with Chucky so much of it… and David [Kirschner, the producer] and I talk about this a lot, that because he’s a puppet, there’s an aspect of him that feels like he’s an animated character, so his voice is such an immense part of it as well as what he looks like. It’s almost like recasting Homer Simpson or something. If you could recast it, you would want the actor to sound kind of like it, but it would feel weird to just be completely different I think.
Bride of Chucky is one of my favourite horror/comedies of recent years, full of over the top gore and horror in-jokes, as well as the cheesy one liners Chucky is famous for, but apparently with the new remake the creators are doing away with the comedy aspect of the series and making it a full on horror. Personally I think the idea of a doll posessed by a dead serial killer is inherantly funny, and I can't see it working very well if they take themselves too seriously, but maybe that's just me. We'll find out Fall 2010 at the earliest.