Sony’s Stage 6 Films is currently developing a sequel to the 2018 mystery thriller “Screenlife”. Searchwas confirmed. The studio won the directing duo Will Merrick & Nick Johnson for their directorial debut Search 2that will tell a brand new story from the original with an entirely different set of characters. The duo previously worked with Search Director Aneesh Chaganty on his latest suspense thriller, Runas well as on the original Search.
Filmmaker Timur Bekmambetov who is best known for the films Night watch and Day watch along with comic films Searched and Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunterwill produce the project. The Search Franchise likely won’t be Bekmambetov’s last foray into Screenlife as the director and producer are reportedly making plans for even more films in the same format.
While plot details for Search 2 Stay under lock and key. “There will be a new series of characters and an evolved Screenlife thriller format in which the story will be played on the screens of the characters’ devices.” Aneesh Chaganty directed his first feature film debut Search Stars Star Trek’s John Cho as the desperate father David Kim, who with the help of a police officer (Debra Messing) tries to find his missing 16-year-old daughter Margot (Michelle La). David files a police complaint to find his daughter. However, a number of hidden truths dissolve when he checks her laptop. The film plays exclusively on computer screens and smartphones, and uses video calls and instant messages to tell the story. This method has now been called “Screenlife”.
“With such restrictive visual parameters, a movie like Searching 2 requires a new visual style to separate it from the original,” Aneesh Chaganty said in a statement. “I’ve contributed what I can to this growing sub-genre. But if there’s anyone on the planet with the potential to take it even further, it’s Nick and Will who have been with us from the start.”
“Searching is the most successful Screenlife film to date, and the sequel will be a new milestone,” added Bekmambetov. “What seemed like an experimental technique a few years ago has now received a boost as more and more industry professionals are turning to this digital film technique.”
“In the process of searching, Will and Nick developed a new visual language and pushed the boundaries of what editors could add to a film,” said producer Natalie Qasabian. “We’re happy and extremely excited to be working with you in your new roles as writers and directors on the sequel.”
Search was a financial and critical release success, grossing over $ 75 million worldwide on a budget of $ 880,000, and receiving praise for its direction, acting, unique visual presentation, and unpredictable plot. Although the film is not the first or even the last example of the use of “Screenlife” it is certainly the best application of the technique to date and manages not to be just a gimmick thanks to its really compelling story and a well-founded story Performance by John Cho. This comes to us with the kind permission of Deadline.
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