You can’t stop a good evil doll, especially one that’s making a fortune at the box office.
James Wan’s Atomic Monster and Jason Blum’s Blumhouse banners officially announced on Wednesday M3GAN, the sequel to Horror Sensations, opens January 6.
The title is M3GAN 2.0, the script is written by the original author Akela Cooper. There’s even a release date: Jan. , 1235290998.
Actors Allison Williams and Violet McGraw, who starred in the first and survived to tell the story, will return by boat. Additionally, Williams , who served as executive producer on the original, will now serve as producer.
Gerard Johnstone, who directed the first film, is not currently scheduled to return, but sources say producers hope to strike a deal with him.
The movie follows Williams, a robotic engineer who gives her niece a lifelike robot doll after her parents die. Things take a sinister turn as the doll becomes vicious and nearly invulnerable.
M3GAN has earned $ .4 M domestic premiere weekend, breaking expectations. So far, it has grossed $91.9 million dollars worldwide.
The producers will be Blum, Wan and Williams. Wan’s Atomic Monster banner’s Michael Clear and Judson Scott will serve as executive producers, while Ryan Turek is executive producing on Blumhouse’s side.
Mark Katchur and Divide/Conquer’s Adam Hendricks and Greg Gilreath are also executive producers.