The upcoming horror flick M3gan originally had a nastier edge, reveals one of the film’s writers.
Universal and Blumhouse will shortly be unveiling their killer doll movie M3gan upon the world and it’s creating lots of buzz ahead of its January 13th release date.
Akela Cooper, who co-wrote the film alongside horror maestro James Wan has been chatting about the movie, revealing that the original script was significantly darker and gorier in places, namely when it comes to the film’s body count.
Cooper, who has also worked with Wan on films such as Malignant and The Nun 2 revealed that at least some of that edgier material made it into the film’s first cut too, revealing that “There should be an unrated version at some point.”
When the first trailer for M3gan released, Universal sensed that the film was interesting a wider audience than it had perhaps anticipated, and Cooper understands that the studio need to release the film that could reach the widest possible audience. “No shade to Universal,” she added, ” love them, and I understand that once the trailer went viral, teenagers got involved and you want them to be able to see it.”
Ultimately, M3gan got a PG-13 certificate in the US, whilst it has scored a 15 here in the UK. Cooper went on to offer a hint as to how a gorier cut would unfold, stating “but yes, it was way gorier. Her body count in the script was higher than in the movie. It wasn’t a Gabriel [in Malignant]-scale massacre, but she did kill a bunch more people. I was merciless, but again, that is me. My humour is extremely dark.”
M3gan is picking up extremely good reviews so far which means that the gorier cut in question will perhaps see a release at some point. You can catch our review of the film here ahead of its UK release a week from today.
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