‘Searching’ Sequel in the Works

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The search continues.
A sequel to the 2018 low-budget indie hit “Searching” is in development at Sony’s Stage 6 Films, according to Deadline.
The thriller starred John Cho as a father desperately searching for his missing daughter. The movie was set entirely on computer and smartphone screens, as the dad combed through emails, messages, video chats, and more to find clues to her whereabouts.
Directed by Aneesh Chaganty, “Searching” was a Sundance darling that went on to become a critical and commercial success. Sony acquired the project for $5 million and the movie eventually earned $75.5 million worldwide.
It’s unclear if the sequel would bring back Cho and the cast or tell a completely new story, since the original’s mystery was resolved. Perhaps it would function more as an anthology, with a new mystery to be solved using only screens. That has franchise potential, and as Deadline notes, it might be first to launch from a Sundance film.

SearchingPG-13August 24th, 201871metacriticBased on 34 Critics

David Kim becomes desperate when his 16-year-old daughter Margot disappears and an immediate police investigation leads nowhere. He soon decides to search the one place that no one else has — Margot's laptop. Hoping to trace her digital footprints, David contacts her friends and looks at photos and videos for any possible clues to her whereabouts. Read More

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