Chris Hemsworth Hunts Cybercriminals in First Trailer for 'Blackhat'
by Ethan Anderton
September 25, 2014
"This isn't about money, this isn't about politics." It's been five years since we've gotten a film from Michael Mann, and that was the somewhat disappointing gangster thriller Public Enemies starring Johnny Depp. But now Mann is back with the contemporary thriller Blackhat, set in the timely and relevant world of cybercrime. Chris Hemsworth leads the film as a brilliant convict brought out of prison to help track down a vicious hacker with seemingly no political or financial agenda, who is just willing to completely cripple the world's banking system. There's pretty some cool shots, and it definitely looks like a Michael Mann film, but I'm not entirely sold on the story just yet. Seems a little too familiar. Watch now!
Here's the first trailer for Michael Mann's Blackhat, originally from Apple:
Blackhat is directed by Michael Mann (Heat, Collateral, Public Enemies, Miami Vice, The Insider) who co-wrote the script with first-time screenwriter Morgan Davis Foehl. Set within the world of global cybercrime, the film 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. Chris Hemsworth (Thor, Rush) leads the film with a cast that also includes Viola Davis, Tang Wei and Wang Leehom. Universal Pictures sends the Legendary Pictures production to theaters early next year on January 16th.
Looks like Michael mann is back to his old ways... and thats a good thing.
cg on Sep 25, 2014
A hacker that looks like Chris Hemsworth *and* exercises?
cuckoozey on Sep 25, 2014
I know, with martial arts skills and Thor-like good looks.
Carpola on Sep 25, 2014
Maybe Kevin Smith couldn't complete the handstand pushup in the audition.
cuckoozey on Sep 25, 2014
She even mentions the big hammer at 1.18. Anyways, Van Wageningen is in this, that's good news.
Nash on Sep 25, 2014
you mean they really aren't all like Hugh Jackman in Swordfish?
desispeed on Sep 25, 2014
This guy can FLY!
redtie on Sep 25, 2014
so youre saying that none of the good hackers, like in Anonymous are well trained and tall? Seems legit..or.. no thats right - we are all stereotypes. 😀
ErrorSapiens on Sep 29, 2014
This looks interesting, but I fear it'll be yet another bad hacker movie 🙁
Colin Dean on Sep 25, 2014
Leehom in his 1st western movie, well done. Looking forward more serious roles like this from him.
bat0u on Sep 25, 2014
Love Michael Mann films so I'm there.
David Diaz on Sep 25, 2014
Really like the tone this sets. Looks interesting, some great shots. No doubt it'll look fantastic, just hope the story will pull through and be great as well.
NathanDewey on Sep 25, 2014
Oh boy. Careful Mr. Mann - hacking genre is a minefield full of films that took waaay too much artistic license in lieu of realistic portrayals of that particular crime.
avconsumer2 on Sep 25, 2014
I like Mann's work, but this looks pretty generic...
Bl00dwerK on Sep 25, 2014
I been waiting for the Michael Mann comeback. I really want to believe this will be great.
DAVIDPD on Sep 25, 2014
This looks great! Haha...I completely forgot about Michael Mann. Surprised his name isn't in the headline.
Jonathan on Sep 25, 2014
I love Hemsworth, but this just isn't his bag. Will it be as bad as Hugh Jackmans hacker portrayal in the movie Swordfish? No. But it won't be very good, either.
erasmus654 on Sep 25, 2014
Fuck yeah. This looks awesome.
Trey Wilson on Sep 25, 2014
I love the grit feel to Mann's films. I'm onboard with this and Hemsworth accent is much better than expected. LET'S GO TO THE MOVIES!!
Matthew on Sep 25, 2014
Hemsworth brothers can't act in my opinion but I do like Michael Man.
SkyNet300 on Sep 26, 2014
Nielsen700 on Sep 26, 2014
it's Michael Mann. Which means, it will be intense enough, at least, if it fails to be good...
shiboleth on Sep 29, 2014
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