M3GAN sequel confirmed as movie romps home with massive box office profits
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A M3GAN sequel has been confirmed while the flick absolutely slaughters at the international box office.
She’s the terrifying doll who watches over you as you sleep while stroking your hair, singing Sia’s ‘Titanium’.
And the queer icon is not going anywhere anytime soon.
The film has crossed the USD $100 million (AUD 144.7m) mark at the box office and a release date for the sequel has been confirmed.
Sorry Chucky, there’s a new doll about to take over the shelf.
According to Variety, M3GAN 2.0 is already in the works, with Universal Pictures pencilling in 17 January 2025 for its release.
For those of you who haven’t caught a glimpse of the terrifying killer doll, M3GAN centers around Gemma, played by Alison Williams (Get Out), who becomes the unexpected caretaker of her 8-year-old, recently orphaned niece, Cady (Violet McGraw).
Gemma enlists the help of a M3GAN prototype - a robot doll that uses AI - with her prime directive to 'physically and emotionally protect Cady'.
Cady quickly becomes attached to M3GAN, which results in the robot becoming more self-aware, and the consequences are lethal, to say the least.
Watch the trailer below:
The film even shattered early box office predictions, as it was expected to make USD $17-20 million (AUD $24.5- 28.9m) from 3,509 theaters in the US within the first weekend of January.
However, on its first day, M3GAN pulled in a whopping USD $11.7 million (AUD $16.9m).
Impressive, considering that budget was only USD $12 million (AUD $17.3m).
While the camp-stylised horror film performed incredibly, producers Jason Blum and James Wan had already expressed interest in another movie before M3GAN's global success.
“After I first saw the movie, we had a good sense that a sequel might really work,” Blum told Variety.
“So, we broke our cardinal rule and we started talking about a sequel before the movie was released. I felt so bullish that we started entertaining a sequel earlier than we usually do.”
Williams, Wan and Blum have all signed on to produce the follow-up, and while Gerald Johnstone directed the first film, it’s yet to be seen if he'll return, as per Variety.
Screenwriter Akela Cooper will also be penning the sequel.
I smell an entire freaky doll universe brewing.
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