Blumhouse acquired Levan (Leo) Gabriadze’s Cybernatural out of the Fantasia Film Festival last July. Two weekends ago, the techno-thriller was released through Universal Pictures as Unfriended, and has since pulled in an estimated $25M here in the States. It’s a tremendous success when you consider that it’s a single location micro-indie, told entirely from a young girl’s computer desktop, and cost next to nothing to make.
With that, Bloody Disgusting exclusively learned that an Unfriended sequel is already in the works – in fact, we’re told it’s already being scripted by Nelson Greaves, who wrote the first film that was produced by Timur Bekmambetov.
Shelley Hennig, Moses Storm, Renee Olstead, Will Peltz, Jacob Wysocki, Courtney Halverson and Heather Sossaman all star in the debut film: “While video chatting one night, six high school friends receive a Skype message from a classmate who killed herself exactly one year ago. At first they think it’s a prank, but when the girl starts revealing the friends’ darkest secrets, they realize they are dealing with something from beyong this world, something that wants them dead.”