Blumhouse Productions is about to release their new movie with a killer doll titled M3gan this month, and it certainly caught the attention of horror fans. from M3gan the initial ratings were pretty solid and could mark the start of a franchise. The future of M3gan has been heavily discussed in the press, with director Gerard Johnstone discussing the possibility of the doll teaming up with Anabelle from James Wan’s Conjure it Universe. While that idea is a bit up in the air right now, it looks like the movie is filled with iconic moments. One of those moments is a big dance scene that almost didn’t appear in the trailer. During a new interview with The Hollywood ReporterAllison Williams reveals how they decided to put the scene in the trailer.
“The first time I saw it was then Amie [Donald] was practicing the dance, and then I saw her filming it. I wasn’t in the scene that day, but I went to the set because I knew she was filming it and I wanted to be there. And it was just extraordinary,” Williams told the box. “Watching it perform was incredible in itself, and by then we were all very familiar with Amie’s genius as a performer. But it wasn’t until I saw it fully edited into the movie, in its context, with the song, with everything, that I thought, ‘Oh, this is iconic.’ And when we saw the first draft of the trailer, we were all brainstorming whether or not to feature the dance in the trailer or try to keep it as a surprise in the movie. And boy, the marketing forces at Universal were right to keep it in the trailer because it just helped, honestly. I don’t think there’s anything else in our trailer that helps convey who she is faster than knowing she’s a puppet who’s going to stop and do a choreographed dance and then pick up a murder weapon and go on her way. That bizarre, eccentric, hilarious whimsy is exactly what we were going for, so it really was a perfect illustration of where we wanted to be.”
Can Annabelle and M3gan go toe to toe?
A key difference between the two dolls is that while Annabelle may be home to a supernatural entity, the films in which she is featured do not see the doll itself causing carnage, but rather evoking otherworldly events around her. M3GAN, on the other hand, uses her deadly abilities to protect those closest to her at all costs.
Conjure it director and M3GAN producer James Wan weighed in: “Listen, M3GAN is a whole new breed that we haven’t seen before. I wouldn’t put it past M3GAN to have some great tricks up our sleeve, especially if we’re lucky enough to have future stories “Why can’t M3GAN have missile launchers within arm’s reach? That would be great. It would blow every doll off the planet.”
M3GAN star Allison Williams added, “I would never bet against M3GAN. Never, ever. Got to go with my girl. She’s got the world wide web in her being. She can win anything.”
M3GAN is a marvel of artificial intelligence, a lifelike doll programmed to be a child’s greatest companion and a parent’s greatest ally. Designed by the brilliant roboticist of the toy company Gemma (Get out‘s Allison Williams), M3GAN can listen and watch and learn as she becomes friend and teacher, playmate and protector to the child she is attached to.
When Gemma suddenly becomes the caretaker of her 8-year-old orphaned niece, Cady (Violet McGraw, The Ghost of Hill House), Gemma is insecure and unprepared to grow older. Under a heavy workload, Gemma decides to pair her M3GAN prototype with Cady in an attempt to solve both problems – a decision that will have unimaginable consequences.
M3GAN lands in theaters on January 6, 2023.
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