The stars are back for more deadly doll action, and Akela Cooper is back to write.
It is impossible to govern a good evil doll, especially one that is doing well at the box office.
A sequel to M3GAN, the horror phenomenon that debuted on January 6, was formally confirmed by Jason Blum’s Blumhouse and James Wan’s Atomic Monster banners on Wednesday.
Akela Cooper, who also wrote the original book, is currently working on the sequel, dubbed M3GAN 2.0. It has even been given a release date: January 17, 2025.
Allison Williams and Violet McGraw, who were in the first film, are returning for a second outing. In addition to his previous position as executive producer on the original, Williams will now work as a producer.
The first film’s director, Gerard Johnstone, is not currently scheduled to return, but according to sources, producers are hoping to work out a deal with him.
In the film, Williams played a robotics engineer who consoles her niece after her parents’ passing by giving her a lifelike mechanical doll. The doll transforms into a violent, nearly unstoppable foe, and things take a sinister turn.
M3GAN exceeded expectations with its opening weekend domestic total of $30.4 million. The total to date is $91.9M globally.
Williams, Wan, and Blum will produce. Wan’s Atomic Monster label’s Michael Clear and Judson Scott will serve as executive producers, and Ryan Turek will serve as an executive producer for Blumhouse.
Executive producers include Adam Hendricks and Greg Gilreath of Divide/Conquer in addition to Mark Katchur.