M3GAN PG-13 Reshoots Ended Up Making Movie Even More Terrifying Than it Already Was

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M3GAN is advanced caretaker doll built on the back of artificial intelligence, also known as AI. Compiled with Machine Learning and AI, the doll has been made life-like. It is programmed to be there for a child as his greatest companion as the doll learns from the surrounding and the kind of conversations it is exposed to. M3GAN has been designed by a toy-company roboticist Gemma and can listen and watch the child it is bonded eventually becoming a friend, a teacher and a protector to the child. M3GAN is a movie that highlights loosely about the alarming effects of artificial intelligence growing on in our lives and what could could be a scenario if things go south.


Director Gerard Johnstone who has been highly inspired by Sam Raimi’s Drag Me to Hell , which happens to be a PG-13 rated movie made up his mind to reshoot some scenes in order to achieve the desired PG-13 rating. In the process of doing so, the director has only made the movie scarier.

M3GAN in M3GAN directed by Gerard Johnstone.

M3GAN Director Wanted the Movie to Be PG-13

As some movies tone down their content in order to meet their target audience, movies like Black Adam and The Perks of Being a Wallflower editing their film to reach the vision of the filmmakers, the director Gerard Johnstone has also wanted to do the same with his upcoming movie, M3GAN. In a recent interview, Johnstone expressed his desire to present the film as a PG-13 category. Drawing inspiration from one of his movie Drag Me to Hell by Sam Raimi, Gerard Johnstone felt it would be unjust not to push M3GAN towards PG-13 rating approval.

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Gerard Johnstone

Gerard Johnstone said,”Making it PG-13 was something that happened after the fact, but it was always so close to PG-13 anyway. It seemed kind of a mistake not to embrace it. I even remember thinking early on, ‘This could be PG-13, and some of my favorite films like Drag Me to Hell are PG-13.’ So we made the decision to go PG-13 and actually reshot a couple of things.”

Continuing on this, the director said,”What I was really stoked about is that when we reshot those scenes, they were more effective. It’s like ‘Yes, you do have to cut away at certain times’ but it’s fun having to rely on sound and suggestion so much.”

M3GAN definitely comes across as a movie that will stay in your mind just as the trailer of the same stayed in our minds owing to the edit and background sounds which just made it level up.

Also read: “Maybe we should make a movie and find out”: M3GAN Director Gerard Johnstone Wants To Do an ‘M3GAN vs Annabelle’ Movie To See Who Wins

M3GAN Producer James Wan Is Already Talking About a Sequel

While M3GAN is set to release later this month, producers of the movie are already having ideas about a sequel for the same if the prequel becomes a hit. Speaking in an interview producer James Wan commented that he hopes to create a bigger world of M3GAN similar to that of his previous movies such as The Conjuring, Saw, Malignant.


James Wan said,”“What I will say to that is, in any of my movies, whether it’s The Conjuring Universe, or Saw, or Malignant, or M3GAN here, we like to think of a bigger world. For me, it’s about creating the world, and knowing who the characters are, where the story could potentially go, and then building this bigger world, and then going into that and going, “Okay, I’m telling this particular story, but I know other stuff that’s going on.” So if we’re fortunate enough to have sequels, then we have an idea of where we want to go.”

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James Wan Hopes To Create a World Like The Conjuring For M3GAN

Looking at the M3GAN‘s dance moves creating a trend on TikTok and the movie’s PG-13 rating, Gerard Johnstone’s film looks like a recipe for a hit motion picture as the rating acts as a massive reason to bring in younger audiences that don’t visit the theater for R-rated movies like The Conjuring or the Saw franchise. We hope the movie becomes an instant hit and producer James Wan works on it to build a world surrounding M3GAN  in upcoming sequels.

M3GAN will be released theatrically in the United States on January 6 2023.

Also read: “The studio made no overtures to keep him”: Warner Bros. Reportedly Didn’t Try to Keep James Wan as Aquaman Director Joins Blumhouse to Revive the Horror Genre


Source: GamesRadar



Written by Rupam Basak

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