Written by Akela Cooper and co-producer James Wan, M3gan tells the story of Gemma (Alison Williams), a roboticist whose work and personal life collide when her niece Cady (Violet McGraw) is suddenly orphaned after a car accident. Although Gemma doesn’t want to raise a child alone, in Cady she sees an opportunity to try out the M3gan (voiced by Jenna Davis), an advanced android that she and her fellow engineers have created to be the lonely children’s best friend and companion.
While M3gan pretty much becomes that for Cady in the new trailer, it’s not long before the robot’s courtesies are overruled by her prime directive to protect her human charge and she starts behaving more like one of those mechanical Boston Dynamics dogs swears it will never become a weapon. M3ganIt definitely spoiled the whole creepy doll thing, and it looks like the film’s sense of humor will contrast well with the sheer amount of gore it will feature. But we won’t know exactly how M3Gan face people like real legends like Annabelle until the film hits theaters next year on January 6. It was originally scheduled for release on the 13th, but Deadline reports that he has been moved up a week.
Update, October 19, 7:30 PM ET: Updated to note new release date.