The internet is a wonderful tool but we also know in the wrong hands it can be a nightmare. In Searching, John Cho suffers the worst ever parental nightmare, when his 16 year old daughter goes missing. Her missing might not be the result of online but his little girl’s Laptop may help trace her, as no one lost without a trace.
Sony Pictures Releasing has sent us the film’s UK Trailer. Sometimes the search for the truth results in more questions…
The film takes a very modern approach to thrillers with using the full power of technology. Millenials seem to be more on board when it comes to laptops, mobiles, social media than other age groups. They embrace what they provide without actually realising how sinister the power of them too.
The actual film will be seen through screens of the technology, an inventive approach, especially for a debut directorial feature. Aneesh Chaganty has made a career in screenwriting and directing shorts and he’s co-written the film with Black Panther writer Sev Ohanian. The film did make it’s debut at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, with critics praising Cho’s performance. He seems to come across genuine as a father dreading the worst. Here’s hoping the film delivers.
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.
Searching will be ‘traced’ in UK and Irish Cinemas from 31st August (the USA is 3rd August).
The film also stars Debra Messing, Joseph Lee, Michelle La.