It’s Rear Window  for the modern (pandemic?) age. When Zoë Kravitz digitally witnesses a murder in Kimi, she begins a desperate and dangerous journey to seek justice.

The thriller comes from Oscar-winning director Steven Soderbergh and acclaimed screenwriter David Koepp. Check out the trailer below to see the tech-infused murder-mystery thriller come to life:

Based on the trailer, Kimi looks very much like a modern take on Hitchcock’s classic Rear Window. Or perhaps, Rear Window meets Black Mirror, but promising both thrills and action. In the movie, Angela (Kravitz) works for a tech company monitoring audio streams. One day, she hears what seems to be a murder on one of her feeds. But she soon finds reporting the crime and tracking down the killer somehow unravels a web of conspiracy and puts herself in harm’s way.

Oh, and the whole thing is punctuated by the “reassuring” voice of Kimi, a digital assistant in line with Alexa or Siri. (“I’m here!” Kimi replies to initiate conversations. Yup, no way this could go south at all.)

In addition to Kravitz, the film also stars Byron Bowers (No Sudden  Move), Jaime Camil (Schmigadoon), Erika Christensen (Traffic), Derek DelGaudio (Derek  DelGaudio’s In & Of Itself), Robin Givens (Riverdale), Charles Halford (Logan Lucky), Devin  Ratray (Side Effects), Jacob Vargas (The 33), with Rita Wilson (Mamma Mia!). 

Kimi will stream exclusively on HBO Max February 10.

So, does Kimi have your attention? Or are you going to turn off this virtual assistant-crime thriller and tune in to something else? Let us know in the comments below.

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Source: Warner Bros