It’s been revealed that Blumhouse Productions are already working on M3GAN 2 after the first movie’s huge success at the box office. People just cannot get enough of the movie, and it already ended up making its money back in its opening weekend!
M3GAN has been getting people very excited and it’s yet another Blumhouse movie that’s ended up making a lot of money at the box office. The film was made on a pretty small budget of $12 million, which is pretty much nothing in today’s Hollywood movie market.
So, according to Deadline, the movie is already in the very early stages of development over at Blumhouse Productions. This should be expected, especially given how well the movie’s been performing.
M3GAN 2 is already in the works over at Blumhouse Productions
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This all comes after the movie’s scriptwriter, Akela Cooper, spoke to the Los Angeles Times about the movie. During her conversation with the outlet, she revealed the script for the horror film was originally “gorier”, and an unrated version is possibly in development.
Here’s what she had to say on the matter:
No shade to Universal, love them, and I understand that once the trailer went viral, teenagers got involved and you want them to be able to see it. There should be an unrated version at some point. I heard it is on the books. But yes, it was way gorier. Her body count in the script was higher than in the movie.
Cooper, who also wrote the script for James Wan’s movie, Malignant, said that M3GAN’s body count wasn’t a “scale massacre” like in the former movie. However, Cooper admitted that she, “did kill a bunch more people, including a couple of characters whom James [Wan] was like, ‘I like what you did with those people, but I want them to live.’ I was merciless, but again, that is me. My humour is extremely dark.”
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Cooper also said that it’s “exciting” to see the shift from studio executives that were swaying away from gory films. Here’s what she had to say on the matter:
An exec who read one of my specs and really liked it said, ‘It’s gory and no one’s doing gore right now. We have to wait for a horror movie that has gore to come out and be a hit, and then the market will shift.’ I was sitting there, like, ‘OK … we could lead that charge,’” she said. “Now I’m [hearing], ‘There’s gore, and it’s not a problem.’ I’m happy that I could have a hand in bringing back fun horror that doesn’t take itself so seriously. I’m reading about more horror movies that are wild, out-there ideas coming out or being bought. And some of them are original, which is good! I’m happy that I could steer that ship so that studio execs can be like, ‘Oh! There might actually be money in them thar hills.’
Upon M3GAN’s release in cinemas, many people have been comparing the movie’s main character to Chucky from Child’s Play and Cooper talked about how she was able to differentiate them. Here’s what she had to say on the matter:
Chucky is a doll; this is an AI companion. To avoid that obstacle, she needs to be the size of whatever child she is befriending. Initially, Cady was 6 or 7 and now she’s 8 in the movie. [So M3GAN] is taller and she’s capable of walking around, capable of movement, which makes her different immediately from Annabelle and Chucky. You want that uncanniness, because that is disturbing to people.
M3GAN is available to watch in cinemas worldwide right now.
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