Searching follows father David Kim (John Cho) as he searches for his missing 16-year-old daughter, Margot (Michelle La).
The story is told entirely through the use of webcams and computer searches, and is a very unique take on modern cinematography.
In the hopes that it will help him to find her, David breaks into Margot’s laptop upon realising that she is missing.
What he discovers is that his daughter is not the girl he’d believed her to be.
The trailer is riddled with suspense and the music playing throughout it reflects the fear and mystery wrapped up in the case.
Cho perfectly encapsulates his role as a father slowly coming to the realisation of how little he truly knows about his daughter.
His ensuing confusion, concern and suggested dwindling resolve are realistically played out and work well at drawing emotion from the viewers.
When it comes to thrillers, I’m more of a Liam-Neeson-saving-his-daughter-in-Taken kind of girl.
However, Searching does look like an alternative and interesting take on a missing persons film, and one that I may just be willing to sit through.
Though there was nothing overly frightening happening in the trailer, I think I may need to watch this one whilst hiding behind a cushion, just in case.
The film also stars Debra Messing and Joseph Lee, and is due to hit cinemas on 3 August 2018.
Check out the trailer below and let us know your thoughts in the comments.