It’s not easy to bring back a one-of-a-kind android.
M3GAN 2.0–the sequel to the Blumhouse Productions/Atomic Monster horror hit–is almost two years away from the big screen, and maybe that’s a good thing–if you listen to returning director Gerard Johnstone.
The follow-up to M3GAN–which hits Blu-ray and DVD March 21–is being worked on, Johnstone told comicbook.com, but the filmmaker was closed-mouthed about details. “All I can say is that I’m here in Los Angeles and have been thinking about it, working on it and I’m just getting ready to do a debrief,” he said.
“It’s really important to do a debrief on the first movie,” he added, “and look at what worked and how we can do it again. It’s difficult to replicate the success. No one was expecting that, so it’s daunting. But exciting at the same time.”
The sequel–scheduled for a theatrical release Jan. 17, 2025–will also bring back screenwriter Akela Cooper and stars Allison Williams and Violet McGraw. Jason Blum and James Wan will again produce the film.
M3GAN (as horror fans will remember) 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 threatens Cady.
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