The M3GAN universe is adding an erotic thriller film with a tech twist titled Soulm8te

M3GAN - Courtesy Universal
M3GAN - Courtesy Universal /

M3GAN is getting a cousin, or something.

Blumhouse and Atomic Monster officially merged earlier this year, and we're starting to get more information on their planned collaborative horror projects.

First, they announced a new Lee Cronin's (Evil Dead Rise) horror movie, and now Variety reports that they will release a techno-thriller titled Soulm8te to be set in the M3GAN universe. M3GAN will also get a direct sequel, M3GAN 2.0, which will be released on June 27, 2025.

Said to be in the style of the classic 1990s erotic/domestic thrillers, Soulm8te is about a grieving widower who acquires an android to take the place of his late wife. “In an attempt to create a truly sentient partner, he inadvertently turns a harmless lovebot into a deadly soulmate.” Sounds kind of like Fatal Attraction meets Her.

Katie Dolan (You Are Not My Mother) will direct after rewriting an original draft written by Rafael Jordan with the story by Jordan, James Wan, and Ingrid Bisu. Universal lists the release date as January 2, 2026.

Announcing the project, Dolan says she views "this film as an exploration of relationships and loneliness. Despite technological advances, there are enduring human truths we cannot escape, and I am looking forward to delving into those depths."

This news follows Jason Blum confirming the dates of Blumhouse's upcoming 2025 horror roster, which will include movies like Five Nights at Freddy's 2, The Black Phone 2, M3GAN 2.0, and a sixth Insidious film. Hopefully, these movies are better than some of the content the company has put out in 2023, as films like Imaginary and Night Swim haven't been well-received by audiences or critics.

Also set for 2026 from Blumhouse is Mike Flanagan's take on a new Exorcist movie after David Gordon Green's trilogy led by The Exorcist: Believer was reevaluated. The next Exorcist movie is slated for March 13, 2026, while the aforementioned Lee Cronin movie currently has an April 26, 2026 date.

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