The M3GAN Universe Expands With ‘SOULM8TE’


June 20, 2024

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Get ready for a thrilling twist on the M3GAN universe! Atomic Monster and Blumhouse are teaming up for an original film titled SOULM8TE, slated for a January 2, 2026 release.

Directed by Kate Dolan (You Are Not My Mother), SOULM8TE is an erotic thriller with a dark tech edge. The story follows a grieving widower who, seeking solace after his wife’s death, acquires an AI android companion. However, his attempt to create a perfect partner takes a nightmarish turn, as when a lovebot transforms, it turns deadly.

This film is a modern twist on the horror genre, exploring themes of love, loss, and connection in the age of technology. SOULM8TE expands the M3GAN universe, following the global box office success of the first film (over $181 million) and the upcoming sequel, M3GAN 2.0.

James Wan, behind the M3GAN franchise (the Saw and The Conjuring franchises), will produce alongside Jason Blum of Blumhouse Productions.

Dolan, known for her chilling directorial work, brings a fresh perspective to the project. “This film is ultimately about relationships and the depths of loneliness,” she says. “Even with technological advancements, there are fundamental human truths we can’t escape, and I’m excited to explore them.”

SOULM8TE promises to be a thrilling and thought-provoking addition to the M3GAN universe. With its unique blend of genres and a talented team, this film is sure to keep audiences on the edge of their seats. when it opens in theaters on January 2, 2026. 

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