This doll is poised to make a killing.
M3GAN–the much-anticipated horror entry from Blumhouse Productions and Universal Pictures–lands in theaters this Friday, Jan. 6, and it’s expected to continue the success enjoyed by several genre pics in 2022, according to a report in Variety.
The PG-13-rated M3GAN–based on a story by horror luminary James Wan–is projected to earn upwards of $20 million over this weekend from 3,400 North American theaters. To put that haul in perspective, it cost just $12 million to produce the feature.
Directed by Gerard Johnstone from a screenplay by Akela Cooper, the film follows Gemma (Allison Williams), a roboticist at a toy company who employs artificial intelligence to develop M3GAN (Model 3 Generative Android) that is programmed to be “a child’s greatest companion–and a parent’s greatest ally,” according to the synopsis.
As the story unfolds, Gemma gains custody of her orphaned niece Cady (Violet McGraw), and uses the M3GAN prototype to help the child cope with the death of her parents.
But the innocent-looking android does much more than that, as it becomes “increasingly more independent and violent towards anyone who poses a threat to Cady.”
The rest of the cast includes Ronny Chieng, Brian Jordan Alvarez, Jen Van Epps, Lori Dungey and Stephanie Garneau-Moriten.
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