Chucky’s Creator Just Threw Shade At The Child’s Play Reboot

Nostalgia has proved a powerful tool in the entertainment industry, heralding in endless reboots and sequels. This has also extended to the horror genre, as a new Halloween movie will arrive this year. A Child's Play reboot is also in the works, with Audrey Plaza attached to play the film's protagonist. Chucky is returning in a new and updated franchise, and the iconic villain is getting a brand new look for the upcoming slasher flick. He's not the Good Guy you know and love, and now Chucky creator and Child's Play franchise writer Don Mancini has responded to the new look in the shadiest way possible.

Ouch. Don Mancini is not happy with Chucky's look in the new Child's Play movie, and he's not afraid to make that known. But rather than tearing into the upcoming reboot with his words, he allowed the always iconic Mariah Carey to handle it instead. Thanks, Twitter.

For those who don't know, Mariah Carey's utterance of "I don't know her" has become somewhat of a catch phrase over the past few years. The origin comes from her feud with Jennifer Lopez, with Carey constantly repeating that she doesn't know J.Lo. Even though... we all know J.Lo. It's become a legendary moment of sass, one that Don Mancini seems all to happy to utilize in order to show his disdain for the Child's Play reboot.

Don Mancini's feelings toward the Child's Play reboot shouldn't be too much of a surprise, considering the writer/director's long history with the franchise. Mancini helped create Chucky with the original film, and stayed on for all the subsequent sequels. In addition to writing and producing the sequels, he also directed the past few installments. Chucky is Mancini's baby, and now the character is being handed over to someone else.

As a reminder, you can check out the first peek from the Child's Play reboot below.

Since Don Mancini isn't involved in the Child's Play reboot, it should be interesting how different the upcoming movie is. In addition to being written by someone new, the reboot will also change up its format a bit. It'll reportedly be focused on a group of kids a la Stranger Things, and Chucky will be getting some technological improvements as well. What those might be are a mystery.

CinemaBlend will keep you updated on all things Child's Play as details become public. In the meantime, check out our 2018 release list to plan your next trip to the movies.

Corey Chichizola
Movies Editor

Corey was born and raised in New Jersey. Graduated with degrees theater and literature from Ramapo College of New Jersey. After working in administrative theater for a year in New York, he started as the Weekend Editor at CinemaBlend. He's since been able to work himself up to reviews, phoners, and press junkets-- and is now able to appear on camera with some of his favorite actors... just not as he would have predicted as a kid. He's particularly proud of covering horror franchises like Scream and Halloween, as well as movie musicals like West Side Story. Favorite interviews include Steven Spielberg, Spike Lee, Jamie Lee Curtis, and more.