M3GAN spinoff SOULM8TE gets 2026 release date

Kate Dolan, who helmed the 2021 thriller You Are Not My Mother, is set to direct the film
M3GAN spinoff SOULM8TE gets 2026 release date

A spinoff to the hit horror film M3GAN, directed by Gerard Johnstone has been announced. Jason Blum's Blumhouse and James Wan's Atomic Monster are producing the spinoff titled SOULM8TE, a new film in the M3GAN universe which is described to be an erotic thriller "with a technological twist."

In SOULM8TE, 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 film is set for a release on January 2, 2026.

Kate Dolan, who helmed the 2021 thriller You Are Not My Mother, is set to direct the film. She also rewrote the script, which was originally written by Rafael Jordan. The story is by Wan, Ingrid Bisu, and Jordan. Other members of the cast and crew have not been announced yet.

Michael Clear and Judson Scott of Wan's Atomic Monster banner will executive produce, along with Ingrid Bisu. Alayna Glasthal will oversee the project on behalf of Atomic Monster.

Released in 2022, M3GAN follows an artificially intelligent doll that develops self-awareness and turns aggressive toward anyone who threatens her relationship with her human companion. The film was a critical and commercial success and earned over $181 million worldwide.

A sequel, titled M3GAN 2.0, is scheduled to be released on June 27, 2025. Allison Williams and Violet McGraw are returning to star in the film.

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