Artificial friendship is a nightmare in the new trailer for upcoming 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 doesn’t know how to help her through her grief, so she introduces her to her company’s latest creation, a toy robot meant to be the perfect friend, named M3gan. But M3gan is nowhere near a dream come true.
In the haunting new trailer, released December 7, M3GAN’s creepy antics — including her viral dance from the October 11 trailer that quickly became an internet meme — are punctuated by Bell Poarch’s “Dolls,” while the killer doll rages. M3gan is directed by Gerard Johnstone from a screenplay by Akela Cooper. It’s produced by horror powerhouses James Wan and Jason Blum.
M3gan brings a technological twist to the classic horror film tradition of possessed dolls. Some of the best known include the Chucky doll from “Child’s Play”, “Annabelle”, “The Boy” and “Dolls”. “M3gan” with her big creepy eyes also bears 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.