doggie (hjalmartazar) wrote in ohnotheydidnt,

Watch John Cho's frantic hunt for missing daughter in first Searching trailer

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.

Directed by: Aneesh Chaganty

Written by: Aneesh Chaganty & Sev Ohanian

Cast: John Cho, Debra Messing, Joseph Lee, Michelle La

Jon also gave an interview with EW.

    It's a short interview, but a few major points of discussion:
  • He talks about how emotional it was to see the movie, which "center[s] on a second-generation Asian-American family in a story not dealing with their race" at Sundance;

  • He talks about how the film taps into the concerns of parents whose children are using computers and smart phones ("I think the scary new wrinkle for parents is that we used to think that if we kept them safe, if we kept them out of the woods and told them not to talk to strangers, they would be okay. The problem now with computers is that the woods are now in the house...");

  • He talks about the technical difficulty in filming, which made him "very unsure" of his performance - in the film, his character doesn't talk to any other characters face to face - and how much he had to rely on the director;

  • He says the film is a classic whodunit, but shot in an untraditional way.

Tags: film - suspense / thriller, film trailer / stills / clips, interview, john cho

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