The Future

HBO Max is developing a sci-fi tech drama called The Future, which is based on author Dan Frey‘s upcoming book. Matt Reeves (The Batman) is set to executive produce the series alongside Aneesh Chaganty, Natalie Qasabian, and Sev Ohanian, the trio behind films like 2018’s innovative Searching and last year’s thriller Run.

Plus, Sony’s Stage 6 has announced that it has found a pair of directors to helm Searching 2, which will be set in the same universe as the first film but follow a whole new cast of characters. Get the details on both of these projects below. Read More »

Run easter eggs

Update: We’ve learned about one more significant cameo in the film. Read about that at the bottom of this article. Our original piece follows.

The filmmakers behind the new suspense thriller Run are no strangers to easter eggs. After all, they threaded an entire alien invasion story through the background of their previous film, Searching. Now co-writer/director Aneesh Chaganty and producer Natalie Qasabian are back with a new suspense thriller starring Kiera Allen and Sarah Paulson as a mother and daughter who have an increasingly fraught relationship as some shocking secrets are revealed.

I spoke with them about their new movie here, and now that the film is streaming on Hulu for all to see, we can share the rest of our spoiler-heavy conversation, which focused on all of the Run easter eggs hidden throughout the story, a few sneaky cameos, and an update on future projects this creative team is involved with – including Searching 2.
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Run interview

Mission: Impossible is Searching director Aneesh Chaganty‘s favorite film franchise, so it’s not a surprise that he uses imagery from that movie to describe the centerpiece action sequence in his newest thriller, Run. In a recent interview, Chaganty told me that one of his movie’s biggest camera moves “was intentionally supposed to evoke the pullout of Tom Cruise on the Burj Khalifa.”

But Mission: Impossible wasn’t on the primary list of cinematic inspirations for this nail-biter of a story about a wheelchair-using teenager (Kiera Allen) who finds herself essentially trapped in her own house by her overbearing mother (Sarah Paulson), who’s harboring a dark secret. Read on to learn which films directly inspired this suspenseful yarn (our full review calls it “relentless” and “tense as hell”), and hear from Chaganty and producer Natalie Qasabian about the biggest challenges to mounting this production, storyboarding the entire film, and more. Read More »

Run trailer final

Sarah Paulson, who’s been in the spotlight recently after putting her own spin on the iconic character of Nurse Ratched in Ryan Murphy’s Netflix prequel series Ratched, is about to make a splash on another streaming platform.

Hulu has released the latest trailer for Run, a new thriller from Searching director Aneesh Chaganty in which Paulson plays a potentially deranged mother who seems to be gaslighting her wheelchair-bound daughter. If you like movies like Misery, you should absolutely put Run on your radar. Check out the intense new trailer below.
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Searching 2

Update: Searching director Aneesh Chaganty has shared a bit more information about the film. Check it out below.

Searching, last year’s indie hit starring John Cho as a father who desperately tries to find his missing daughter, is getting a follow-up.

A new report says Searching 2 is in the works – although it appears the new movie will not follow the ongoing adventures of the Kim family, because Cho and his co-stars from the original film apparently won’t be coming back to reprise their roles. Thankfully, though, writer/director Aneesh Chaganty, co-writer/producer Sev Ohanian, and producer Natalie Qasabian are all back on board. Read More »