The announcement of the remake of Lollipop Chainsaw by Dragami Games yesterday took almost the entire videogame community by surprise. In fact, it appears that the announcement was a bolt from the blue also for Suda51 and James Gunnwho were not involved in the development of the game.
The news of the return of Lollipop Chainsaw in 2023 had already leaked last month, but only yesterday the producer of the cult of 2012, Yoshimi Yasuda, officially announced that the remake of Lollipop Chainsaw exists and is in the works at Dragami Games, which bought the IP from Kadokawa Games a few years ago.
Unfortunately, however, it appears that neither Suda51 nor James Gunn will come back in the roles they had held during the development of the original edition of the game, which were respectively those of director and co-writer of the plot. The game seems to be in good hands however, since Dragami Games is a studio founded by a group of exiles from Kadokawa Gamesincluding some developers who worked on the very first (and only) Lollipop Chainsaw.
It seems however that James Gunn knew nothing of the project until recently. The director of masterpieces such as Guardians of the Galaxy and Peacemaker, in fact, explained on Twitter that “neither I nor Suda51 are involved in the development, at least for the moment. I myself first heard about it from Suda just a couple of weeks ago.
Suda51 in person, then, he added that “as James Gunn has already said, neither he nor I are involved in the development of the project. Not even Grasshopper Manufacture [lo studio di Suda51] played a role in the creation of the game “.
This does not mean, however, that the two co-creators of the first Lollipop Chainsaw condemn the remake: on the contrary, Gunn always explained on Twitter that “I don’t support him and I don’t condemn him! I just don’t know anything about it. But now that the press is starting to name our names I think it is important to clarify that no one has involved us in the project. “.