‘Searching’ Goes Digital in November
John Cho goes diving into the internet
Sony Pictures has set a Digital release date for the mystery-thriller “Searching,” a film that stars John Cho and Debra Messing. The thriller will release on Digital HD and the Movies Anywhere App on November 13th, with the Blu-ray and DVD editions launching on November 27th. The project was the feature film debut for writer-director Aneesh Chaganty, and writer-producer Sev Ohanian.
Since winning the audience award and the Alfred P. Slogan Feature Film Prize at its Sundance debut, “Searching” earned a 93% Certified Fresh score. The story picks up when 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. The story is told through the devices we use every day to communicate, and David must trace his daughter’s digital footprints before she disappears forever.
The film did well in theaters when it debuted nationwide at the end of August. The film first released in a limited capacity towards the end of August, it was then released nationwide. “Searching” made almost $26M domestically before going on to make over $66M worldwide for the studio. The film had a lot of competition at the box office during its run, hitting theaters when “Crazy Rich Asians,” “The Meg,” “The Happytime Murders,” and “Disney’s Christopher Robin” were all competing for attention.
“Searching” was executive produced by Maria Zatuloyskaya, Ana Liza Murayina, Igor Tsay and co-produced by Congyu E. The film was produced by Timur Bekmambetov, Sev Ohanian, Adam Sidman, and Natalie Oasabian.
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