‘M3gan’ author says unrated ‘Gorier’ version ‘on the books’

  • “M3gan” writer Akela Cooper told the Los Angeles Times that the original script was “much cooler.”
  • Cooper said producer James Wan and studio Universal asked to decline the deaths.
  • Cooper teased that an “unrated” version is “on the books” following the film’s success.

“M3gan” screenwriter Akela Cooper says a “goier” cut of the film may be released in the future.

The new horror-comedy film, which opened in theaters last week, follows a life-sized AI doll that begins harming humans after being programmed to protect an 8-year-old orphan.

The film has been rated PG-13, with most of the violence occurring off-screen, but Cooper told the Los Angeles Times that her original script was much better.

“No shade to Universal, love them, and I understand that when the trailer went viral, teenagers got involved and you want them to be able to see it,” Cooper said. “There should be an unrated version at some point. I heard it’s in the books. But yeah, it was way cooler.”

The “Malignant” writer continued, “Her body in the script was taller than in the movie. It wasn’t a Gabriel [in ‘Malignant’]massacre, but she killed a bunch more people, including a couple of characters that James was like, “I like what you did to those people, but I want them to live.” I was relentless, but then again, that’s me. My humor is extremely dark.”

While the “M3gan” concept was described to Cooper as “Child’s Play” meets “Chopping Mall,” Cooper told the publication that she was trying to differentiate the AI ​​companion from the famous killer doll, Chucky.

M3gan dances

M3gan dances in a trailer for the movie “M3gan”.

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“To avoid that obstacle, she has to be the size of whatever kid she befriends,” Cooper said. “At first Cady was 6 or 7 and now she’s 8 in the movie. [So M3gan] is taller and she is able to walk around, able to move, which makes her different immediately from Annabelle and Chucky. You want that creepiness, because it’s disturbing to people.”

“M3gan” has already become a viral sensation after the launch of the trailer last year. This was partly due to the dance scene, which, according to production notes from the film reported by Insider, was added by director Gerard Johnstone.

“It’s these kind of absurd moments that Gerard added, which gives it that fun camp feel,” Cooper said. “I didn’t write M3gan dancing; I wrote her on a killing spree. When I saw that, I thought, “This is so weird, but it works. It makes death all the more unpleasant.”

“M3gan” is in cinemas now.

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