Lollipop Chainsaw Remake Won't Involve Suda51 or James Gunn in Any Capacity

Lollipop Chainsaw Remake Won't Involve Suda51 or James Gunn in Any Capacity

Richard Walker

Following the announcement of a Lollipop Chainsaw remake yesterday, original creators Suda51 and James Gunn (director of The Suicide Squad and Guardians of the Galaxy) have clarified that neither will be involved in the new version of the 2012 cult hit.

Responding to an article speculating whether or not Suda51 or Gunn would have any role in the Lollipop Chainsaw remake (first teased a few weeks ago), Gunn stated: “neither I nor (Suda51) are currently involved in this. I heard it about it for the first time from Suda a couple weeks ago."

Suda followed up Gunn's tweet with his own, remarking: “To add my two cents, like James Gunn says, neither he nor I am involved in this project at all. And Grasshopper Manufacture has nothing to do with development or anything."

Gunn served as writer on Lollipop Chainsaw, while Suda51 was creative director, but there appears to be no bad feelings about developer Dragami Games' remake. “I neither endorse nor condemn it! I simply don’t know anything about it,” Gunn added. “But as articles are starting to slap our names on there, I think it’s important to make clear no one ever approached us about it.”

The Lollipop Chainsaw remake counts original producer Yoshimi Yasuda among its ranks, and will apparently be pursuing a “more realistic approach” to the visuals, which doesn't sound like a particularly great idea, given how fun the candy-coloured cartoon style of the original was. Furthermore, licensing issues mean that the remake will also have different music in some instances.

You can expect to see the Lollipop Chainsaw remake sometime in 2023.

[VGC via VideoGamer]

  • I’m still in.
  • As long as Tara Strong is still voicing Starling, we set.
  • "pursuing a “more realistic approach” to the visuals" = excitement dialed back a bit
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