Blumhouse and James Wan Reteam for New Killer Doll Flick M3GAN

Jason Blum

Insidious‘s James Wan and Jason Blum will be reteaming soon on a new killer doll flick called M3GAN. Wan and Blum will produce the feature, which is aiming to begin shooting this fall.

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 Hollywood Reporter. “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.”

Gerard Johnstone (Housebound) will helm the project THR reports, which has a script by Akela Cooper (American Horror Story).

Pretty much the concept is about embracing technology too much and relying too much on it,” Wan says. “And what happens with technology runs amok. It’s a commentary on the world we live in and it feels relevant.”

Blum says that M3GAN will have black humor, one reason they chose Johnstone to direct: “We needed someone who can do the thrills and set pieces, but who also has a cheeky approach.”

Michael Clear, of Wan’s Atomic Monster banner, will executive produce with Judson Scott shepherding for the company. Blumhouse’s Couper Samuelson will exec produce, while Ryan Turek will oversee for the banner.

It will shoot this fall.

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.



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