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M3GAN 2.0 Set For January 2025 Release

After M3GAN turned out to be yet another hit for Blumhouse, it should come as no surprise that a sequel to the campy horror film is already in the works, with a locked release date set for January 17, 2025.

via Variety:

Screenwriter Akela Cooper is returning to pen the sequel. Plot details haven’t been revealed, though Allison Williams, whose character helped bring to life the chaotic AI-like doll, will be back for “2.0” as will M3GAN’s pint-sized bestie, played by Violet McGraw. Gerard Johnstone directed the first film, but a director has not been announced for the sequel.

“M3GAN,” short for Model 3 Generative Android, debuted earlier in January and has continued to slay at the box office, generating $91 million globally to date. It cost $12 million, so it’s already minting money for its backers. Even before “M3GAN” became the box office’s newest it-girl, producers Jason Blum and James Wan publicly expressed their desire to make another killer-doll movie.

“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.”

Blum, Wan and Williams are producers on the follow-up film. Michael Clear and Judson Scott, of Wan’s Atomic Monster banner, will executive produce. Blumhouse’s Ryan Turek will executive produce, along with Mark Katchur. Adam Hendricks and Greg Gilreath, from Divide/Conquer, will also serve as executive producers.

M3GAN turned out to be a big viral hit thanks to TikTok, so I say since it's a low-budget horror film, strike while the iron's hot.

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