She’s more than just a toy. She’s part of the family. Check out the chilling new trailer for James Wan and Blumhouse’s new sci-fi horror flick M3GAN – coming to cinemas in January
Move over Chucky because there’s a new doll on the block! Universal has dropped a chilling new trailer for James Wan and Blumhouse’s sci-fi horror flick M3gan, and if you’re afraid of dolls…you might want to look away now. The movie features an enhanced A.I. interactive doll that develops sentience and vows to defend her young owner to the death. LITERALLY! And considering the flick is the latest brainchild of James Wan, we can expect this outing to be suitably terrifying.
The movie, which is directed by Gerard Johnstone (Housebound) has been in the pipeline for some time. Four years to be exact. But now, Universal has officially announced a release date of January 2023. And with just a few months to wait, the new trailer has arrived to pour fuel into the ghost hype train. So grab the arm of your chair, grab a cushion, and hit play.
From the most prolific minds in horror—James Wan, the filmmaker behind the Saw, Insidious and The Conjuring franchises, and Blumhouse, the producer of the Halloween films, The Black Phone and The Invisible Man—comes a fresh new face in terror.
M3GAN is a marvel of artificial intelligence, a life-like doll programmed to be a child’s greatest companion and a parent’s greatest ally. Designed by brilliant toy-company roboticist Gemma (Get Out’s Allison Williams), M3GAN can listen and watch and learn as she becomes friend and teacher, playmate and protector, for the child she is bonded to.
When Gemma suddenly becomes the caretaker of her orphaned 8-year-old niece, Cady (Violet McGraw, The Haunting of Hill House), Gemma’s unsure and unprepared to be a parent. Under intense pressure at work, Gemma decides to pair her M3GAN prototype with Cady in an attempt to resolve both problems—a decision that will have unimaginable consequences.
Still got some fingernails left? Good! So let’s recap. You have one of the most renowned horror filmmakers in the business in James Wan. THE horror studio of the last decade in Blumhouse Productions. AND Jason Blum, producer of The Black Phone all on hand to bring this terrifying vision of artificial intelligence home. In short, if you’re a horror fan, this is your dream team. And the thought of the group of horror-minded movie masters turning their attention to another killer doll is a chilling prospect. One that will have audiences salivating and gripping the arm of their chairs with glee. And we are 100% here for it.
In addition to Allison Williams and Violet McGraw, the film also stars Ronny Chieng (Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings), Brian Jordan Alvarez (Will & Grace), Jen Van Epps (Cowboy Bebop), Lori Dungey (The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, extended edition) and Stephane Garneau-Monten (Straight Forward).
Universal Pictures and Blumhouse present an Atomic Monster production in association with Divide/Conquer. The film’s executive producers are Allison Williams, Mark Katchur, Ryan Turek, Michael Clear, Judson Scott, Adam Hendricks and Greg Gilreath.
M3GAN will terrify audiences in cinemas in January 2023
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Source: Universal Pictures
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