Trailer: John Cho Desktop Thriller “Searching”

Though not the first film to use the concept of a story unfolding entirely on a computer screen (see “Unfriended,” “Open Windows”), this is by far the most acclaimed effort in that field with it not only scoring stellar reviews but also the Sundance Audience Award in the ‘NEXT’ category back in January.

“Star Trek” alum John Cho stars as a father whose daughter goes missing. He begins a frantic search with the help of Detective Vick (Debra Messing) using all the online tools at his disposal and the traces that Margot left behind on her laptop, only to slowly learn he didn’t really know her true self despite all their contact.

The film is slated for a theatrical release in the United States on August 3rd.