The doll is coming out to play a week early.
M3GAN–a horror-thriller based on a story by James Wan (Saw, Insidious, The Conjuring)–will splash across the big screen Jan. 6, 2023, one week earlier than previously reported, according to Deadline. No reason was immediately given for the move.
The film–from Wan’s Atomic Monster, Blumhouse Productions and Universal Pictures–is directed by Gerard Johnstone (Housebound) from a screenplay by Akela Cooper (Malignant).
The feature follows Gemma (Allison Williams), “a brilliant roboticist at a toy company who uses artificial intelligence to develop M3GAN–a lifelike doll programmed to be a child’s greatest companion and a parent’s greatest ally,” according to the synopsis.
After gaining custody of her orphaned niece, Gemma enlists the help of the M3GAN prototype–a decision that has “unimaginable consequences.”
The pic also stars Ronny Chieng, Brian Jordan Alvarez, Jen Van Epps, Lori Dungey and Stephanie Gameau-Moriten.
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