Last we heard from the red-headed, possessed doll, he was severed into several pieces and left for dead. That is until the final moments of Seed of Chucky reveal the severed arm of Chucky attacking his own son Glen. With Glen and Tiffany living on in human form, is the long awaited sixth film going to pick up where we last saw the demented and unhappy family? Well… not exactly. Set to begin shooting this September, Universal will continue the Chucky series with Curse of Chucky. The expected direct-to-DVD sequel looks to abandon the self-aware, comical nature that has guided the series in the last two films and seems to head in more of the terrorizing nature that first permeated the initial three films. Moviehole has word on the plot of the film and confirms that longtime director Don Mancini will return to write and direct.
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.
As you can tell from the synopsis, gone are the wife and kids from the last few films which will no doubt appease those who resented the last two films. Fans can also rejoice in the fact that Brad Dourif will be returning to voice the doll. Between this sequel and the supposed remake in progress at MGM, as Chucky promised in the initial film, he really will be our “friend till the end.” It looks like the killer doll is here to stay.