Lollipop Chainsaw
Credit: Yoshimi Yasuda

Cult Classic?

James Gunn & Suda51 “not involved” in 2023 Lollipop Chainsaw remake

  • 2012’s cult classic, Lollipop Chainsaw, will be getting a full remake with the original producer at the helm.
  • James Gunn and Suda51 will have no part in this remake

After a tease for the upcoming remake surfaced last month, it’s officially been confirmed that Lollipop Chainsaw will return. 2023 will bring a full remake of the cult classic action title albeit with a few changes.

For those who don’t know, Lollipop Chainsaw was sort of a mixed bag back in 2012.

The game starred a high school cheerleading zombie hunter named Juliet Starling who must save her high school.


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The game received moderate reviews when it was released, although it garnered a cult following. Fans loved the style of the game and the charm it had.

It also helps when James Gunn lent his writing talents to it while Goichi “Suda51” Suda oversaw the whole project. This title would go on to inspire Gunn’s Suicide Squad and his approach to Harley Quinn’s starry-eyed vision during violence.

The Lollipop Chainsaw remake will be developed by Dragami Games and headed by Yoshimi Yasuda, the game’s original producer. As mentioned a few changes are coming to the title as outlined by Yasuda.

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Yoshimi Yasuda

Firstly, the original game featured a ton of licensed music. Due to the way the music industry works now, a majority of that music cannot be included anymore.

Instead, Yasuda and the team will create their own music to round out the soundtrack.

The graphics will also be seeing a more “realistic approach” due to the power of new-gen hardware. I wouldn’t be surprised if Juliet looks like Harley Quinn.

Gunn and Suda51 are not involved

The biggest pieces of the puzzle will not be involved. This comes directly from the sources themselves as Gunn and Suda51 spoke on the upcoming remake.


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Is this a little concerning? Maybe.

A ton of the original staff will be working on this title. If it means as much to them as they say it does, they’ll make it with the love it deserves.

The Lollipop Chainsaw remake launches sometime in 2023 as no official date has been announced.