Move over, Chucky. You too, Annabelle.
M3GAN–the Blumhouse/Universal/Atomic Monster entry that just raked in a cool $30 million domestically in its opening weekend–may be the starting point for the next killer doll franchise, according to a report on Deadline. Sources reportedly have said a sequel is already in the early development stage.
No details have yet surfaced about the sequel, but at least one of the film’s stars seems anxious to be part of it. Speaking with Nylon, Jenna Davis–the doll’s voice actor–said a franchise would “be a dream come true. Would I do seven M3GAN movies? Heck, yeah. I think she has a lot in her. So, if they want to make it, I’m down for it.”
Horror legend James Wan–the man behind the Conjuring spinoff Annabelle–wrote the original story for M3GAN and produced the film. He said he wanted to “make a killer doll movie for a brand-new generation. Today’s kids didn’t grow up with Chucky, like we did.”
M3GAN–directed by Gerard Johnstone from a screenplay by Akela Cooper–follows Gemma (Allison Williams), a toy company roboticist who uses artificial intelligence to create 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 orphaned niece Cady (Violet McGraw), the android becomes “increasingly more independent and violent towards anyone who poses a threat to Cady.”
The cast also includes Ronny Chieng, Brian Jordan Alvarez, Jen Van Epps, Lori Dungey and Stephanie Garneau-Moriten.
Keep reading Horror News Network for all updates on the sequel to M3GAN.