Despite the fact that franchise creator Don Mancini has plans to press ahead with a TV series continuation of last year’s heavily praised sequel Cult of Chucky, it was recently announced that MGM has plans to do a theatrical remake of the first Child’s Play film.
Following that news, it was quickly made clear that Mancini, franchise producer David Kirschner, and iconic Chucky voice actor Brad Dourif were very much against MGM’s remake. Yet, the project seems to be moving forward regardless of Mancini’s wishes.
Whether a Child’s Play remake should even be happening remains up for debate, but That Hashtag Show recently revealed that a recognizable face might be set to play an important role in the updated take on the story Mancini created.
Liv Tyler – perhaps best known for her work in the Lord of the Rings trilogy – has reportedly been offered the role of Karen Barclay in the remake, mother of Chucky’s child nemesis Andy Barclay. Catherine Hicks played the character in 1988’s original Child’s Play film.
In addition to playing Arwen for Peter Jackson, Tyler also played Betty Ross in 2008’s The Incredible Hulk, and was the female lead in The Strangers. She also starred in Armageddon, and the dreams of many who grew up watching her appearances in 1990s Aerosmith videos.