From two of the most prolific minds in horror: James Wan (the Saw, Insidious and The Conjuring franchises), and Blumhouse, the producer of the Halloween films, The Black Phone and The Invisible Man, M3GAN is directed by award-winning filmmaker Gerard Johnstone (Housebound), from a screenplay by Akela Cooper (Malignant, The Nun 2) based on a story by Akela Cooper and James Wan.
The film focuses on brilliant toy-company roboticist Gemma (Allison Williams – Get Out) who designs M3GAN, a life-like doll programmed to be a child’s greatest companion and a parent’s greatest ally. M3GAN can listen and watch and learn as she becomes friend and teacher, playmate and protector, for the child she is bonded to.
When Gemma suddenly becomes the caretaker of her orphaned 8-year-old niece, Cady (Violet McGraw – “The Haunting of Hill House”), Gemma’s unsure and unprepared to be a parent. Under intense pressure at work, Gemma decides to pair her M3GAN prototype with Cady in an attempt to resolve both problems – a decision that will have unimaginable consequences.
The film’s cast is rounded out with Ronny Chieng (Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings), Brian Jordan Alvarez (“Will & Grace”), Jen Van Epps (Cowboy Bebop), Lori Dungey (The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, extended edition) and Stephane Garneau-Monten (Straight Forward).
Produced by Jason Blum and James Wan, Universal Pictures and Blumhouse present this Atomic Monster production in association with Divide/Conquer. Allison Williams, Mark Katchur, Ryan Turek, Michael Clear, Judson Scott, Adam Hendricks and Greg Gilreath serve as Executive Producers.
Audiences will get the chance to experience this marvel of artificial intelligence first-hand when M3GAN releases in theaters on January 13, 2023.