Playing with this doll could be hazardous to your health.
Given the box office success of M3GAN–placing second to the Avatar sequel its first two weeks in theaters–it’s not surprising that a follow-up film is reportedly already in the early development stage. Nor is it a shock that the movie’s director and star are both open to another entry in a potential franchise.
In fact, Allison Williams–who plays the toy company roboticist Gemma in the feature–recently told Variety that “the idea of people wanting more and being able to deliver is so wonderful. While you’re making it, you can’t help but wonder about if we got to make more, what would they be?”
Williams added that she feels “so grateful that it has gone the way it has–with people embracing it and supporting the movie. The fact that they want more is just so great. It’s gonna be really fun if we get to work on it.”
The challenges with a sequel, she said, would be “to figure out how we can zig and zag that around the expectations of what it would be and try to keep things surprising, while also delivering on the reasons people want more in the first place.”
M3GAN–from Blumhouse Productions and Atomic Monster–is directed by Gerard Johnstone from a screenplay by Akela Cooper that’s based on an original story by James Wan. In the film, Gemma creates M3GAN (Model 3 Generative Android)–a lifelike doll that’ programmed to be “a child’s greatest companion and a parent’s greatest ally,” according to the synopsis.
But things don’t go according to plan when Gemma gets custody of her orphaned niece Cady (Violet McGraw), and M3GAN becomes more independent and increasingly more violent towards anyone who threatens Cady.
The supporting cast includes Ronny Chieng, Brian Jordan Alvarez, Jen Van Epps, Lori Dungey and Stephanie Garneau-Moriten.
Keep reading Horror News Network for all updates on a possible M3GAN sequel.