TRAILER: John Cho starrer 'Searching' is a thriller told entirely through the screens of tech devices
The film shows the a father desperately looking for his daughter and is shown completely through the screens of computers and smartphones
Film is gravitating in a new direction of late with directors trying to use alternate media to tell their stories and we have to admit that this tactic is really good at bringing on the tension and creepy vibes. Looking at gripping moments that some characters have to face on their own through the screens of computers and smartphones is definitely an interesting approach to filmmaking that modern filmmakers are looking to exploit.
The upcoming thriller from director Aneesh Chaganty, Searching, does just that and it really invigorates this method of filmmaking that most others are yet to catch on to. The story revolves around a father, played by John Cho, who is desperately searching for his kidnapped daughter. The film took two years to edit and the results are worth the effort that was put in.
In an interview that Cho did with EW, the publication wrote: "While the story offers twists and turns in a fast-paced plot, Cho says the most unexpected factor for him watching the film for the first time with an audience at Sundance in January, was that it centered on a second-generation Asian-American family in a story not dealing with their race."
Cho then added: "It was incredibly emotional for me. Even though I’ve been doing work that has been in that way pushing boundaries, I felt like this was the glimpse of the end game, to see a complete family. It was a new achievement."
Here's the official synopsis for the film:
"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."
The film also stars Debra Messing, Joseph Lee, Michelle La, and Sara Sohn, and will premiere in theaters on August 3.