M3gan is about to take over the world and the box office on January 6th, as the entire internet continues to buzz about the upcoming horror film from Blumhouse. This feels like the James Wan version of Child's Play, though she is a highly evolved android instead of a plastic doll. The film stars Allison Williams, Violet McGraw, Ronny Chieng, Brian Jordan Alvarez, Jen Van Epps, Lori Dungey, and Stephane Garneau-Monten. Gerard Johnstone directs the film from a script by Akela Cooper story by Cooper and Wan. the film held its premiere last night, which included an army of dancing M3gans that would have terrified me if I saw them coming at me—also terrifying: Jason Blum himself cosplaying as her while discussing the film a bit as well. Check it all out below.
M3gan Is So Unnerving
"She's more than just a toy. She's part of the family. 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. Produced by Jason Blum and James Wan, M3GAN is directed by award-winning filmmaker Gerard Johnstone (Housebound) from a screenplay by Akela Cooper (Malignant, The Nun 2) based on a story by Akela Cooper and James Wan."
M3gan is out on January 6th.