'M3GAN 2.0': Amie Donald starring horror movie sequel all set to hit theaters in 2025
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: We can now confirm that the freaky dancing robot doll 'M3GAN' that sparked a social media sensation and became a box-office success will be making a comeback soon. The announcement was made less than two weeks after the movie's premiere on Jan 6.
Following a successful opening weekend of 'M3GAN', 'M3GAN 2.0', will premiere in theatres on January 17, 2025. The deadly Model 3 Generative Android, or M3GAN for short, as well as its maker, is played by Allison Williams and her niece played by Violet McGraw both are said to make appearances in the upcoming sequel. According to The Hollywood Reporter and Deadline, screenwriter Akela Cooper, who also wrote the original film, is presently focusing on the sequel. It's interesting to note that Universal hasn't revealed whether Johnstone will return to direct the sequel or whether Amie Donald or Jenna Davis, the performers who physically played M3GAN and gave the doll's voice, will return.
The first 'M3GAN' has made an amazing $100 million worldwide since its January 6th release on a production budget of just $12 million, making it precisely the kind of box office sensation that Universal and its co-producer Blumhouse would be crazy to ignore.
In a recent interview with Variety, Blum remarked, "After I first saw the movie, we had a good sense that a sequel might really work,” “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.”
M3GAN is a lifelike doll that has been designed to be both a parent's and a child's best friend. M3GAN, created by Gemma, a clever roboticist, can observe, listen, and learn as it serves as a friend, a teacher, a playmate, and a guardian. When Gemma finds herself suddenly in charge of her 8-year-old niece, she makes the decision to give the kid an M3GAN prototype, a decision that leads to unimaginable consequences.
'M3GAN' is playing in theaters now.