And here I thought it was just going to be another boring Friday afternoon. Amazing, breaking news coming in from Bloody Disgusting today as a legit Child’s Play television series is coming our way!
Legit initial reaction there.
On the heels of the beloved franchise turning the dirty 30 this year, original screenplay writer Don Mancini, who also directed the last three Chucky installments- Seed, Curse, and Cult, is bringing the Chuck to primetime alongside Child’s Play producer David Kirschner!
According to an interview with BD, the end result of Cult of Chucky is a direct set-up for an eight-part hour-long series to begin, and that the aim is to be darker than the films before:
“We plan to use Child’s Play in the title,” Mancini explained. “We want to definitely signal that we are going dark, darker than ever before. It’s going to be very creepy.”
Also, in case you’re asking yourself, the answer is YES: BRAD DOURIF WILL RETURN TO VOICE CHUCKY! In which case, thank you Play Pal Gods because we wouldn’t have it any other way! In regards to the series picking up after Cult, I have to wonder if that means we will see more of Fiona Dourif and Jennifer Tilly?! Details are being kept under wraps for now so only time will tell.
In the meantime, let’s just celebrate the fact we’re getting more of our little friend to the end.
As if I couldn’t love Tom Hanks any more than I already do, they went and announced this today…
Hot news coming in USA Today as the late, great national treasure we know as Fred Rogers is getting a biopic from Sony-TriStar Pictures with a slated production for Fall of 2018. Even better news, Tom Hanks will tackle the role of the children’s television pioneer and sweet sweater trendsetter legend himself.
I’m so happy right now.
Originally originated all the way back in 1963, Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood ran at it’s long-standing home at PBS from 1971 all the way up until 2001 and focused on the importance of make-believe, self-confidence, and basically how to live life as a decent human being. The upcoming biopic called You Are My Friend will be helmed by director Marielle Heller (Diary of a Teenage Girl) will direct a screenplay written by Micah Fitzerman-Blue and Noah Harpster (Transparent, Beautiful Ruins). The title itself is taken from one of Rogers’ infamous songs on the program and reports to be focused on the real-life friendship between Rogers and journalist Tom Junod- a cynical journalist given the task to write a profile piece for Rogers, and in the process, garners a more positive outlook on life in general.
Sounds about right. Also, if anyone can get that sneaker slip on intro down to a science, Forrest Gump‘s Tom Hanks is the right man for the job.