James Wan, Jason Blum team up for killer doll movie M3GAN
The Hollywood Reporter brings word that producer Jason Blum and director James Wan are teaming up once again! Wan and Blum will partner up to produce the upcoming M3GAN, described as a “techno horror thriller” from director Gerard Johnstone (Housebound) and writer Akela Cooper (American Horror Story, Marvel’s Luke Cage).
THR notes that the script script tells the story of “a brilliant toy company roboticist who 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.”
“I had such a great time working together with Jason on Insidious, a film that did a lot of good for both of us,” Wan tells the outlet. “I don’t forget where I started from and I’m grateful and appreciative of Jason. We’ve been looking for something to collaborate on again since.”
Blum and Wan previously worked together on the Insidious franchise, the first two of which Wan directed and the later two which he produced alongside Blum. Both Blumhouse and Wan’s Atomic Monster will produce the feature which is aiming to start shooting this fall.
This isn’t the first time that Wan has been involved with creepy doll movies, in fact they’re a staple of his career (as pictured above). He followed up the 2004 hit Saw (which itself featured a creepy doll) with Dead Silence, a Hammer Horror throwback all about haunted ventriloquist dummies. Wan also directed the two films in The Conjuring series, the first of which heavily featured the doll “Annabelle” which has gone on to be featured in two spin-off movies.
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