Sony has plans to add another film entry in the Searching Universe. After the surprise success at the box office, the studio believes they have a potential new franchise on their hands.
Searching, starring John Cho and Debra Messing and directed by Aneesh Chaganty, first premiered at the Sundance Movie Festival back in 2018. According to Deadline, Sony Pictures won the bidding for the world rights and bought the breakout film for only $5 million. Once the film released in theaters, it went on to make $75 million worldwide at the box office.
The film’s creative team and Stage 6 Films, who helped produced the film, will return to develop the story and find a new cast for the sequel. It is not common that Sundance films tend to get the green light for a sequel. Searching getting one opens up endless possibilities of telling different narratives.
The storytelling aspect was taken to another level creatively by having the events take place on a computer screen. The father, played by Cho, and his daughter had a relationship through iMessage & FaceTime chats. When the daughter goes missing, the father goes on a search for clues to find her on his daughter’s laptop that she left behind before she went missing.
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