The thrilling story of a father using technology to his advantage in his search for his missing 16-year-old daughter, Searching, premiered in 2018 and was an instant hit, earning a Rotten Tomatoes Certified Fresh rating. The sequel to the film, titled Missing, will debut in 2023.
While the new film stars an entirely new cast and centers on a teenage daughter’s search for her missing mother after she vanished during a family vacation in South America, directors Will Merrick and Nick Johnson hope to captivate audiences with suspenseful plot twists and an unexpected chain of events that demonstrate the lengths to which people will go in order to find a loved one.
Missing (2023): Release Date
We regret to inform you that the release of the film has been delayed until 2023. Still, the time is drawing near. Sony Pictures Releasing, under the Screen Gems banner, is planning a wide theatrical release of Missing on January 20, 2023.
Little was known about the story’s progression prior to the trailer. Fans can get a sneak peek at what’s in store for them in the sequel thanks to the teaser. Grace, Storm Reid’s (Nia Long) mother, and Kevin, her boyfriend, are leaving for Columbia.
June (Storm Reid) will be joining them (Ken Leung). Even as June celebrates with her friends and enjoys her time off, her mother is in danger. Grace fails to appear at the airport when she is supposed to pick up a parent.
June, who has only a rudimentary understanding of the situation, reports her mother and Kevin missing and begins investigating their disappearance.
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She reports her mother missing from the American embassy but is unhappy with how quickly they are looking into the matter. She makes the initiative and hires a local in Columbia to conduct an investigation using the fake TaskRabbit service GoNinja.
Parallel to the events of Searching, Kevin and Grace’s lives appear to fall apart as their secrets are exposed. June and the investigators dig deeper into the mystery of her mother’s international disappearance and find ominous voicemails,
blocked email accounts, and alternate names. What secrets lie just below the surface? Should June continue looking for Grace, or will she never come back?
Missing: The Cast
We regret that at this time we are unable to provide a comprehensive list of the film’s cast and crew members. Nonetheless, we were successful in our mission to provide you with details about the film’s major players and supporting cast. Learn more about it below:
- Storm Reid as June Allen
- Ken Leung as Kevin Lim, Grace’s new boyfriend
- Nia Long as Grace Allen
- Joaquim de Almeida as Javier Ramos
- Daniel Henney as Elijah Park
- Amy Landecker
- Tim Griffin
- Michael Segovia as Angel
Is There A Trailer For Missing?
About two weeks ago, the movie’s official trailer was released, and since then, anticipation for its release has been through the roof. The trailer reveals that all of the action takes place on a screen, which immediately sets it apart and makes it more intriguing.
The trailer for Missing shows that it will be unlike any other crime drama. We also get a sneak peek at some outstanding acting, most notably from Storm Reid, who will undoubtedly be the show’s main attraction.
If you want to know what you’re getting into before you go to the theatre, you should definitely check out the trailer.
Everything Else We Know
The script’s author, Sev Ohanian, posted on Reddit to drum up interest and drop a few hints about the movie. Missing may provide closure for viewers who were left hanging by the events of Run, which starred Sarah Paulson and Kiera Allen. When a commenter asked co-writer Ohanian if he had plans for a sequel, he gave some hints about what to look forward to.
Those who saw through Searching’s secret subplot—that aliens invaded Earth and government officials spoke with them—are in for a real treat. Ohanian stated that the thread’s subplot would be continued in the next episode. The writer responds to another user’s comment by saying the story will
“go in a really unexpected direction.” Don’t forget to keep an eye on the news tickers, YouTube suggestions, and stock news footage in the background if you have no idea where to start looking for this covert story.
Someone else was curious about how the technological methods employed in Missing would vary from those utilized in Searching. The trailer alludes to this with clips from a Ring camera and other websites, and Ohanian assures us that the technology employed makes sense in the context of the film.
We, like the media we consume, are constantly developing and maturing. Technology, on the other hand, is always developing and changing; it can be a boon or a bane depending on the context. The outcome of Missing is still up in the air.