Chucky: Devon Sawa joins Don Mancini’s long-in-development series
As USA Network and SYFY continue to prepare for the launch of the Chucky Production, Collider brings the news that the long-developing project has finally found the first actors to fill the main cast. final destination Alum Devon Sawa has been officially recruited for a key role in Don Mancini’s upcoming role Chucky Series. He is joined by Zackary Arthur (Transparent), Teo Briones (Ratchet), Bjorgvin Arnarson (PEN15) and Alyvia Alyn Lind (The young and the restless), who are supposed to play the four young, unnamed leading actors of the series.
Sawa is no stranger to the horror genre as he was back in the 1995s Kasper, 1999s Idle hands, the first installment of final destination in 2000 and most recently last year Hunter hunter. He will officially join along with young leads Chucky Alums Brad Dourif and Jennifer Tilly who repeat their roles as voice of the title killer doll and Tiffany, respectively.
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By doing Chucky Series after an old Chucky doll shows up on a local sale, a quaint American city is thrown into chaos when a series of horrific murders begins to uncover the city’s hypocrisy and secrets. Meanwhile, the arrival of enemies – and allies – from his past threatens to uncover the truth behind the murders, as well as the inexplicable origins of the demon doll as a seemingly ordinary child who somehow became this infamous monster.
In 1988, Chucky made her way into the zeitgeist of pop culture with the premiere of Child’s play Director and co-writer Tom Holland. The international sensation spawned six sequels, all written by Mancini and produced by David Kirschner. Last year, Orion Pictures had released a horror remake of the 1988 film that featured Mark Hamill as the voice of Chucky.
Mancini (Hannibal) and Kirschner (Hocus-pocus) is next to Nick Antoscia (The act) through his banner Eat the Cat. This project is Mancini’s second collaboration with SYFY, who worked on the horror anthology series Channel zero.
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The Child’s play The franchise has been running for 30 years. The first film was released in 1988 to generate box office hits, generally positive reviews, and a cult following. It spawned six sequels that remained box office hits but slowly garnered more mixed and negative reviews until the film was revived Curse of Chuckywho returned to the horror roots of the franchise and received very positive reviews. Brad Dourif has been an integral part of the franchise since its inception and has voiced the murderous doll in all of the films.
In 2019 Lars Klevberg Child’s play Remake with Gabriel Bateman as Andy and Aubrey Plaza as his mother has been released. Mark Hamill took on the task of voicing the killer doll in the modernized horror story based on Mancini’s original film.
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