New this month Trivia: In a 2018 interview, series producer David Kirshner revealed that of all people, Steven Spielberg was instrumental in helping get "Child's Play 2" and the later sequels made. MGM, the studio that made the original, decided not to produce a sequel when a new company president took over who disliked horror movies. Several studios started a bidding war for the "Child's Play" property, but Spielberg called Kirshner and encouraged him to go to Universal. Kirshner contacted Universal, and mentioned that Spielberg suggested them. The executives immediately made Kirshner an offer to make not only "Child's Play 2" but all future films in the series, and even accepted most of Kirshner's demands about the franchise, allowing he and co-creator Don Mancini to be in control of the series - something that likely would not have happened had another studio bought the rights in a bidding war.
New this month Trivia: The characters Karen Barclay and Detective Norris were meant to be in the film during an opening courtroom scene, but the sequence was cut out to save money. Funnily enough, Karen Barclay's actress Catherine Hicks, despite not being in the movie, was often on-set as she met and married one of the special effects wizards who created the Chucky doll in the original film, and had returned to work on the sequel.
New this month Trivia: The other good-guy doll "Tommy" was allegedly named after Tom Holland, director of the first film. Holland and series creator Don Mancini supposedly didn't get on very well behind-the-scenes, and it's been suggested that Chucky breaking and then burying the Tommy doll was a subtle jab at him.
New this month Trivia: Even though he offered to return to work on the film, the studio forced series creator Don Mancini to submit a script for approval while several other writers also wrote their own drafts, with no guarantee his script would be used. Thankfully, Mancini's script was chosen, and he's since written every single entry in the series.
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