‘Unfriended’ Sequel ‘Unfriended: Dark Web’ Makes Surprise Premiere at SXSW

Jason McDonald

There have been rumblings about a sequel to “Unfriended” for a few months now.  Back in October we learned about a possible title and plot details, but beyond that we hadn’t seen an official confirmation that the sequel was an actual thing that would see the light of day.  Well, leave it Blumhouse to make its grand reveal as a surprise.

At this weekends SXSW there was a scheduled screening for an untitled Blumhouse production.  Early speculation lead people to believe that it would be a screening of the next “Unfriended” film.  These early rumblings turned to be accurate as Jason Blum revealed the untitled film to be called “Unfriended: Dark Web.”  The film is being directed by Stephen Susco and will center on an . . .

20-something who finds a cache of hidden files on his new laptop and is thrust into the deep waters of the dark web.

No release date has been given for the film, but now that it’s out there I wouldn’t be surprised to hear of a release date in the near future.  Personally, I’m hoping someone like Amazon or Netflix purchases it and releases it.  The best way to watch the first “Unfriended” was on a computer monitor, so I’d love to get to experience the sequel directly that way instead of in a theater.

So far early buzz on the movie seems to be positive.  A lot of Twitter reactions seem to indicate that the film is crueler and darker than the original movie.  The general vibe seems to be that if you liked the original than this one will be even better.  Pretty exciting. Here’s hoping for more news to come soon.

Source: Deadline



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