M3GAN spinoff Soulm8te greenlit by Universal Pictures – as it is slated to be an EROTIC THRILLER which explores AI ‘relationships and loneliness’

The M3GAN universe is expanding with the nod of approval from Universal Pictures, meet Soulm8te. 

While the horror film franchise already has sequel in the works with M3GAN 2.0 slated for a 2025 release, the network has something more horrifying up its sleeve.

James Wan‘s Atomic Monster and Jason Blum‘s Blumhouse are joining forces once again to develop the third addition to the universe with Soulm8te.

Per The Hollywood Reporter synopsis: ‘A man acquires an Artificially Intelligent android to cope with the loss of his recently deceased wife. 

‘In an attempt to create a truly sentient partner, he inadvertently turns a harmless lovebot into a deadly soulmate,’ it reads.

James Wan‘s Atomic Monster and Jason Blum‘s Blumhouse are joining forces once again to develop the third addition to the universe with Soulm8te; M3gan (voice: Jenna Davis) seen 2023

The original film followed ‘an artificially intelligent doll, who develops self-awareness and becomes hostile toward anyone who comes between her and her human companion,’ per an official description.

Kate Dolan is set to take the reins and direct the film, she also hand a hand in rewriting the script. 

Soulm8te is described as having a traditional touch of ’90s domestic thrillers but with a modern, technological twist.’

The filmmaker previously directed 2021′s You Are Not My Mother and 2017’s Catcalls. 

‘Fundamentally, I view this film as an exploration of relationships and loneliness,’ she shared in a statement.

‘Despite technological advances, there are enduring human truths we cannot escape, and I am looking forward to delving into those depths,’ she finished. 

Michael Clear and Judson Scott of Wan’s Atomic Monster banner are taking the role of executive producing. Alayna Glasthal is set to executively oversee the project for Atomic Monster. 

Wan shared, ‘SOULM8TE is a thrilling and seductive addition to the M3GAN universe.’

'A man acquires an Artificially Intelligent android to cope with the loss of his recently deceased wife. In an attempt to create a truly sentient partner, he inadvertently turns a harmless lovebot into a deadly soulmate,' the synopsis reads; Violet McGraw, M3gan (voice: Jenna Davis) and Allison Williams seen in 2023

‘A man acquires an Artificially Intelligent android to cope with the loss of his recently deceased wife. In an attempt to create a truly sentient partner, he inadvertently turns a harmless lovebot into a deadly soulmate,’ the synopsis reads; Violet McGraw, M3gan (voice: Jenna Davis) and Allison Williams seen in 2023

Soulm8te is set to hit theatres on January 2, 2026; M3gan (voice: Jenna Davis) and Violet McGraw seen in 2023

Soulm8te is set to hit theatres on January 2, 2026; M3gan (voice: Jenna Davis) and Violet McGraw seen in 2023

In the flagship film, the eerie artificially intelligent doll was voiced by Jenna Davis, 20; Violet McGraw and Jenna Davis seen in 2024

In the flagship film, the eerie artificially intelligent doll was voiced by Jenna Davis, 20; Violet McGraw and Jenna Davis seen in 2024

M3GAN 2.0 will hit theatres on June 27, 2025 and will return stars Allison Williams and Violet McGraw; Amie Donald and Violet McGraw seen

M3GAN 2.0 will hit theatres on June 27, 2025 and will return stars Allison Williams and Violet McGraw; Amie Donald and Violet McGraw seen 

M3GAN 2.0 will hit theatres on June 27, 2025 and will return stars Allison Williams and Violet McGraw. 

In the flagship film, the eerie artificially intelligent doll was voiced by Jenna Davis, 20. The actress has previously landed roles on Vampirina and Disney’s Raven’s Home.

M3GAN 2.0 will be directed by Gerard Johnstone and will also feature multihyphenate Joshua Bassett. 

Soulm8te is set to hit theatres on January 2, 2026. 

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