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 Bella Poarch’s “Dolls” as the killer doll goes on a rampage. “M3GAN” is directed by Gerard Johnstone, and Akela Cooper wrote the screenplay. 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. “Child’s Play,” “Annabelle,” “The Boy,” and “Dolls” are among the most iconic films in the genre. With her big, creepy eyes, M3GAN 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 and release date, plus the trailers.