Sony has dropped an intense new trailer for Searching, the upcoming tech thriller told via devices.
John Cho plays David Kim, a desperate father who decides to go through his missing daughter’s laptop after 37 hours goes by with no lead.
The early reviews have been quite strong for the film; it currently stands at 100% on Rotten Tomatoes. Critics have commended the palpable tension and debut filmmaker Aneesh Chaganty’s use of technology as a way to amplify its storytelling techniques. The slickly edited trailer below hints at a nail-biting, twist-filled film, and nicely teases that everyone – even our lead character – is holding back some secrets.
Searching, also starring Debra Messing, Joseph Lee, Michelle La, and Sara Sohn, will be hitting US cinemas on August 3 and arrives in Australia on September 13. A good time if you’re into this format; Unfriended: Dark Web will be opening in the US next month.
Official synopsis for Searching:
After David Kim (John Cho)’s 16-year-old daughter goes missing, a local investigation is opened and a detective is assigned to the case. But 37 hours later and without a single lead, David decides to search the one place no one has looked yet, where all secrets are kept today: his daughter’s laptop. In a hyper-modern thriller told via the technology devices we use every day to communicate, David must trace his daughter’s digital footprints before she disappears forever.