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New BLACKHAT Trailer Plays to Our Cyber-Attack Fears

Posted on December 12, 2014 at 9:28 am by David "Snackbar" Edmundson


Legendary and Universal Pictures has released a new Blackhat trailer for the upcoming film from Heat and Collateral director Michael Mann.  The thriller stars Chris Hemsworth as a furloughed convict who is enlisted to hunt a high-level cybercrime network from Chicago to Los Angeles to Hong Kong to Jakarta.  This new trailer makes the movie look much more compelling than the previous one, which felt more like a generic thriller to me.  Additionally, given the recent devastating attack on Sony Pictures’ network, the cyber-attack aspect of the film feels especially relevant.  I’d be wary of the premise turning into just another Jason Statham actioner in the hands of a less interesting filmmaker, but I’m very curious to see what Mann does with the material.

The film also stars Viola Davis, Tang Wei, and Wang Leehom.  Blackhat opens in theaters on January 16, 2015.

Via Yahoo! Movies.

Here’s the official logline for Blackhat:

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.


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