Everything you need to know about creepy new horror film M3GAN and where to watch it
Set to release on Friday the 13th of January, the sci-fi film follows a robot, M3GAN, and her new family who created the AI doll to keep their beloved daughter company. Except, of course, there’s a twist. M3gan can be a little overprotective. As Universal Pictures is within our licencing portfolio, we thought we would tell you everything we know about the new film:
“She’s more than just a toy. She’s part of the family.
From the most prolific minds in horror—James Wan, the filmmaker behind the Saw, Insidious and The Conjuring franchises and Blumhouse, the producer of the Halloween films, The Black Phone and The Invisible Man—comes a fresh new face in terror.
M3GAN is a marvel of artificial intelligence, a life-like doll programmed to be a child’s greatest companion and a parent’s greatest ally. Designed by brilliant toy-company roboticist Gemma (Get Out’s Allison Williams), 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.
Produced by Jason Blum and James Wan, 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 also stars 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).
Universal Pictures and Blumhouse present an Atomic Monster production in association with Divide/Conquer. The film’s executive producers are Allison Williams, Mark Katchur, Ryan Turek, Michael Clear, Judson Scott, Adam Hendricks and Greg Gilreath.” Source –
Release date and where to watch –
M3GAN will be released in UK cinemas on Friday the 13th of January.
It will initially only be shown on the big screen.
The age rating is PG-13.
Allison Williams stars as Gemma, the unexpected caretaker of her eight year old niece, Cady. Unable to cope, Gemma calls upon creepy doll M3GAN to help.
The 34-year-old American actor is most famous for playing Marnie Michaels in the HBO series Girls.
Allison also is an executive producer of the film.
Cady is played by child actor Violet McGraw, who has appeared in numerous roles since 2018, when her debut performance saw her cast as Nina in popular Netflix series, Love.
Behind the icon that is M3GAN is not a load of wires and buttons, and not even just one actor but two.
One is 12-year-old Amie Donald, who, as a competitive international dancer, physically brought M3GAN to life in her movements and those iconic dance scenes.
New Zealand-born Amie is also an actor and played Maya Monkey in Netflix’s’ 2021 series Sweet Tooth.
As for M3GAN’s voice, YouTube sensation Jenna Davis is the 18-year-old behind that.
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