Slow and steady wins the race.
M3GAN 2.0–the inevitable sequel to the surprise horror hit from Blumhouse Productions and Atomic Monster–is on the drawing board, but will not be fast-tracked into theaters, according to producer Jason Blum.
The film–slated to hit the big screen Jan. 17, 2025–will have returning director Gerard Johnstone and screenwriter Akela Cooper handling the creative chores, and stars Allison Williams and Violet McGraw reprising their key roles. Blum and James Wan will return as producers.
But Blum–during a recent interview with Empire–said the sequel will take its own sweet time and tackle first things first. “We’ve got to write a script,” he said. “The creative process suffers when you rush. You pretend you’re not making compromises, but you always do.”
So, Blum added, “I wanted to give us enough time to make the movie great, and we have that now. And we have the whole team coming back. We don’t have to hire a writer or director–all those people are in place.”
M3GAN follows Gemma (Williams), a toy company roboticist who creates M3GAN (Model 3 Generative Android)–a lifelike doll that’s programmed to be “a child’s greatest companion and a parent’s greatest ally,” according to the synopsis.
But, when Gemma gets custody of her eight-year-old orphaned niece Cady (McGraw), the android becomes increasingly more independent–and violent towards anyone who poses a threat to Cady.
Keep reading Horror News Network for the latest on M3GAN 2.0.