Seriously, how have we so far been spared a Child's Play remake? What with horror remakes being all the (former) craze, to resurrect little Chucky would seem to be a no-brainer. Well, apparently it is, because STYD.com brings us the word from producer David Kirschner: Apparently Chucky's return is in the works.

"We're discussing it with Don Mancini, who has written all of them with us from the beginning," the producer told Shock, "The next one we're going to do is we're going back and remaking the first one and even pushing it further and making a very terrifying version of the first one, which is pretty scary as it is." Wait, what? I'm not about to knock (the original) Child's Play, but "terrifying"? No, not really. When asked "why," Mr. Kirschner's response was pretty telling: "Look at Halloween ... It's kind of commerce to keep the franchise going, and another reason to go see it."

The early plan is to move forward with the participation of series creator Don Mancini, but probably with a young director. (They work cheaper.) And if you're worried that the new Chucky will be some sort of CGI creation, fear not. The producer promises to keep the little killer animatronic in nature.

Ah, and here's a little tidbit for you Chucky-heads: Early next year we'll be getting a 20th Anniversary Special Edition of the original Child's Play. So at least that's some good news.