A brilliant toy company roboticist uses artificial intelligence to develop M3GAN, a life-like doll programmed to emotionally bond with her newly orphaned niece. But when the doll’s programming works too well, she becomes overprotective of her new friend with terrifying results.
A little more than a year after they delivered one of the internet’s favorite horror films with “Malignant,” writer Akela Cooper and producer James Wan have teamed up for yet another chilling, potentially over-the-top tale. Get ready for “M3GAN.”
As the film’s first trailer revealed, “M3GAN” follows robotics engineer Gemma (Allison Williams), who’s suddenly charged with caring for her young niece Cady (Violet McGraw) after the girl loses both her parents in an accident. Overwhelmed by the new responsibilities, Gemma decides to introduce Cady to M3GAN (Aimee Donald and Jenna Davis), an advanced lifelike doll that functions with sophisticated artificial intelligence and is designed to be a friendly companion. At first, M3GAN seems like the perfect antidote to Cady’s loneliness, but when the doll starts to question her own programming and even outright defy Gemma, things start to get dangerous.
The film’s first trailer introduced all of these elements and more, including the revelation that M3GAN is a very good dancer and a very efficient killer. This one has all the makings of a must-see horror film, and we’ll get a closer look when “M3GAN” arrives on January 6, 2023.