Atomic Monster & Blumhouse Expand ‘M3GAN’ Universe With ‘SOULM8TE’, Set New Year’s 2026 Release

Atomic Monster and Blumhouse are working on SOULM8TE, a new movie in the M3GAN universe, “with a new technological twist” per today’s announcement. Billed as a 1990s erotic thriller, the movie will hit theaters on Friday, Jan. 2, 2026, which means previews will happen on New Year’s Day.

Kate Dolan (You Are Not My Mother) will direct the film. Dolan rewrote an original draft written by Rafael Jordan (Salvage Marines), with the story by James Wan, Ingrid Bisu and Jordan.

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In SOULM8TE, a man acquires an Artificially Intelligent 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 lovebot into a deadly soulmate.

James Wan and Jason Blum will produce SOULM8TE. Michael Clear and Judson Scott, of Wan’s Atomic Monster banner, will executive produce, along with Ingrid Bisu. Alayna Glasthal is the executive leading the project for Atomic Monster.

 M3GAN was a surprise winter 2023 hit making over $181M WW. The sequel, M3GAN 2.0, will open in cinemas on June 27, 2025. Allison Williams and Violet McGraw are returning for part two.

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

SOULM8TE is a thrilling and seductive addition to the M3GAN universe. We’re excited to partner with Kate to bring this story to life with her unique cinematic vision and point of view,” said Wan.

Dolan is represented by Independent Talent Group, Exile Entertainment and Jackoway Austen Tyerman Wertheimer Mandelbaum Morris Bernstein Trattner Auerbach Hynick Jaime LeVine Sample & Klein. Jordan is represented by Mike Sword of Broadcasting Diplomacy. Wan is represented by CAA, Stacey Testro International, and Myman Greenspan Fox Rosenberg Mobasser Younger & Light.

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