Searching viral site offers clues for the tech-heavy mystery
To help promote the new missing person mystery, Searching, Sony Pictures has published a viral mobile website to draw viewers into the tech-heavy thriller, which is told entirely through phone, tablet, and laptop screens. You can view the site at FindMargot.com, but you’ll need to be on a mobile device to get it to work as intended.
After David Kim’s (John Cho) 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 was directed by Aneesh Chaganty, who wrote the script alongside Sev Ohanian. The film is produced by Timur Bekmambetov, Sev Ohanian, Adam Sigman, and Natalie Qasabian. Also starring in the film are Debra Messing, Joseph Lee, and Michelle La.
Searching can be found in theaters starting August 24th in limited release. It will be released nationwide on August 31st.