The first trailer for Sony’s “Searching” has been released, and in it, a father searches for his missing daughter with help from the contents of her laptop.
Chaganty’s feature directorial debut, which premiered at Sundance earlier this year, stars John Cho and Debra Messing. Sony Worldwide Acquisitions picked up the film in January.
The film follows David (Cho), a father who searches for his missing teenage daughter and uses her online platform on her computer for help. The audience sees everything unfold on screen, whether it’s a smart phone or a computer.
The film was produced by Timur Bekmambetov, Ohanian, Adam Sidman and Natalie Qasabian. Ana Liza Muravina, Maria Zatulovskaya and Igor Tsay are executive producers.
Chaganty, who co-wrote the script with Sev Ohanian, became an internet sensation for creating a 2-minute short film, a Google Glass spot titled “Seeds.” The film garnered more than 1 million YouTube views in 24 hours.
“Searching” will debut this summer. So far, it holds a score of 100 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.
Watch the trailer above.