At the beginning of January (and at the end of December in Mexico) the horror thriller was released in theaters M3GAN from the director Gerard Johnstone Universal Pictures y Blumhouse Productionswhich became the first hit of the genre of 2023, exceeding $160 million in the global box office, with a budget of $12 million, the Blumhouse specialty, low-budget projects and great box office performance.
The film was released in theaters under the PG-13 category, however, for its release in Digital and Blu-ray format, things will turn bloody, as the material will include a UNRATED version very gory.
The next Friday February 24, 2023, M3GAN will be released in Digital format, and on March 31st on Blu-ray and DVD, both releases in UNRATED VERSIONand with the original version of the cut seen in theaters.
A few months ago, the screenwriter Akela Cooper explained to the LA TIMES this unrated version:
“Without digging Universal, I love them, and I understand that once the trailer went viral, teens got involved and you want them to be able to see [la película].”
“There should be an unrated version at some point… I heard it’s in the plans. But yeah, it was much bloodier. The body count of him in the script was higher than in the movie. It was not a massacre on the scale of Gabriel [en Malignant]but it did kill a lot more peopleincluding a couple of characters that James [Wan] He said: ‘I like what you did with those people, but I want them to live.’ I was ruthless, but then again, that’s me. My humor is extremely dark.”
BLU-RAY, DVD, AND DIGITAL SPECIAL FEATURES:
- A New Vision of Horror – The filmmakers and cast explain how the world of M3GAN was created, including the initial idea, through production under the leadership of director Gerard Johnstone.
- Bringing Life to M3GAN – See how animatronics, puppets and actor Amie Donald helped make M3GAN as real as possible.
- Getting Hacked – A behind-the-scenes look at how the cast and crew pulled off some of the film’s complex stunts and gory deaths.
M3GAN It is still in movie theaters both in Mexico and other Latin American markets, as well as complexes in the United States. At the moment, it accumulates $92 million dollars in the domestic box office, another $75.2 million dollars in the international one, and $167 million dollars in the global one.
And in case you missed it, a few weeks ago Universal and Blumhouse announced that they were in the early stages of a sequel to M3GANwhich has its theatrical release set for January 2025 under the title M3GAN 2.0.
The film is produced by James Wan y Jason Blumwith the protagonist Allison Williams (Get Out, The Perfection, Girls) as executive producer.
The plot written by the screenwriter Akela Cooper (Malignant, The Nun 2), centers on Gemma (Williams), who takes over the care of her 8-year-old niece, Cady (Violet McGraw), after the girl became an orphan. Gemma decides to take home the M3GAN prototype that she has been working on. The android doll forms a bond with Cady with terrifying consequences.
M3GAN is a marvel of artificial intelligence, a lifelike doll programmed to be a child’s best companion and parent’s best ally. Designed by the brilliant toy company robotics Gemma (Allison Williams from Get Out), M3GAN can listen, watch and learn as she becomes a friend and teacher, playmate and protector, to the child she is attached to.
When Gemma suddenly becomes the caretaker for her orphaned 8-year-old niece, Cady (Violet McGraw, The Haunting of Hill House), Gemma is not sure or ready to be a mother. Under intense pressure at work, Gemma decides to pair her M3GAN prototype with Cady in an attempt to solve both problems, a decision that will have unimaginable consequences.