An jailed expert hacker is recruited to help find another hacker who is hacking the planet. In the bad way. Sounds like it might be… uh.. a thing. Except that Chris Hemsworth is starring and Michael Mann directed, so let’s watch!
Ok so this looks kinda…. by the numbers? I dunno. Michael Mann’s style tends to be more of a slow burn though and that’s hard to get across in a trailer.
So I don’t know what to make of this really but I can say that the cast and the director are enough to get my butt in a seat on the 16th of January 2015.
Set within the world of global cybercrime, Legendary’s BLACKHAT follows a furloughed convict and his American and Chinese partners as they hunt a high-level cybercrime network from Chicago to Los Angeles to Hong Kong to Jakarta. Directed and produced by Michael Mann, the film stars Chris Hemsworth, Viola Davis, Tang Wei and Wang Leehom, and it is written by Morgan Davis Foehl and Mann. Legendary’s Thomas Tull and Jon Jashni produce alongside Mann, while Alex Garcia and Eric McLeod serve as the executive producers.