Artificial friendship is a nightmare in the new trailer for the forthcoming horror movie “M3gan.” The new film stars Allison Williams as Gemma, a roboticist who works at a toy company. When she takes in her niece, whose parents recently died, she’s at a loss for how to help her through her grief, so she introduces her to her company’s newest creation, a robot toy named M3gan, intended to be the perfect friend. But M3gan isn’t remotely close to a dream come true.
In the new haunting trailer, released on Dec. 7, M3GAN’s creepy antics — including her viral dance from the Oct. 11 trailer that’s quickly become an internet meme — are soundtracked by Bell Poarch’s “Dolls” as the killer doll goes on a rampage. “M3gan” is directed by Gerard Johnstone from a screenplay by Akela Cooper. It’s produced by horror powerhouses James Wan and Jason Blum.
“M3gan” puts a technological twist on the classic horror movie trope of possessed dolls. Some of the most iconic include the Chucky doll from “Child’s Play,” “Annabelle,” “The Boy,” and “Dolls.” “M3gan,” with her big creepy eyes, also shares a passing resemblance to the creepy Renesmee doll created for the Twilight movies.
Ahead, here’s everything we know about “M3gan,” including the cast, release date, and trailers.