We already knew that M3GAN was getting a sequel, but now comes news that the horror movie from James Wan’s Atomic Monster and Jason Blum’s Blumhouse is also getting a spinoff! The two companies are in active development on SOULM8TE, a thriller film that will expand on what they’ve called the M3GAN universe.

SOULM8TE is already slated for a January 2nd, 2026 release at Universal. Kate Dolan, who directed the 2021 thriller You Are Not My Mother, is attached to helm the feature, after rewriting the script from an original draft by Rafael Jordan. The story hails from Wan, Ingrid Bisu, and Jordan.

Described as an erotic thriller, SOULM8TE sees a man acquire an A.I. 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 love robot into a deadly soulmate.

“Fundamentally, I view this film as an exploration of relationships and loneliness,” Dolan said in a statement. “Despite technological advances, there are enduring human truths we cannot escape, and I am looking forward to delving into those depths.”

M3GAN 2.0 will release on June 27th, 2025, with stars Allison Williams and Violet McGraw returning.

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