Aquaman director James Wan and legendary horror producer Jason Blum (Paranormal Activity, Sinister, Insidious, Ouija, The Purge, Get Out, Split, etc.), are partnering up for a brand new project hoped to be the start of a fresh franchise for the pair; M3GAN.
Following a toy company’s brilliant roboticist, the film will see the eccentric genius create a life-like synthetic robot doll designed to bond and nurture his newly-orphaned niece – only for the newly-sentient doll to become terrifyingly, violently over-protective.
So it’s Child’s Play / Annabelle, with a sci-fi twist. Fair enough.
The producers have hired Gerard Johnstone (Housebound) to direct, from a script by up-and-comer Akela Cooper (Luke Cage, American Horror Story). Shooting is expected to begin later this year, No release date for M3GAN has yet been set.