It seems like we've heard news of a Child's Play sequel and reboot for years now, but it appears that a sequel is finally happening. According to Moviehole, Universal Home Entertainment is moving forward with Curse of Chucky.
The film will be written and directed by Don Mancini and begins shooting this September in Winnipeg. This will be a direct-to-video sequel that is said to focus more on the scares than humor and here is the plot synopsis:
"Chucky arrives to wreck havoc within a family that’s regrouped for a funeral. In the wake of her mother’s passing, a young woman – in a wheelchair since birth – is forced to put up with her sister, brother-in-law, niece and their nanny as they say their goodbyes to mother. When people start turning up dead, the fearless Nica discovers the culprit might be a “strange doll” she was sent a couple of days earlier."
Fans won't have to worry about who's voicing Chucky, because Brad Dourif is already on board. However, this movie is said to pass over the recent sequels and will be more of a follow up to Child's Play 3, so we won't see any of the newer characters including Jennifer Tilly. Here are more spoiler-filled character and plot details via Moviehole:
"Main characters in the film include heroine Nica; Barb, Nica’s older sister, a manipulative, controlling cow that nags her handsome husband Ian and 5-year-old daughter Alice; and Jill, the “smokin’ hot” nanny that’s sleeping with Ian. There’s also fun supporting characters like a meddling priest, who will come face-to-cross with Chucky, and of course, the deceased woman, mother Sarah. But, as I said, it’s Chucky who takes king credit – he’s who we want to see, and by golly, sounds like he’s back to his murderous ways. As I said, this is a return to ‘nasty’ Chucky – the scary little son-of-a-bitch that leaves nobody standing around to get their shits and giggles as two plastic dolls play hide the plastic cabana via silhouette... There’s a big-ass knife, and by golly, Chucky’s gonna use it – and in the most graphic of ways. There’s some very disturbing slaughter scenes planned for the flick."