Universal Pictures and Legendary Pictures have provided ComingSoon.net with an exclusive featurette for director Michael Mann’s upcoming cyber-thriller blackhat, starring Chris Hemsworth. In the featurette below, you can learn more about Mann, who returns to theaters on Friday with his first movie since 2009’s Public Enemies.
Mann has forged a decades-long career delivering compelling tales of unique characters on the frontier edge of worlds undergoing change. From Thief, Manhunter, The Last of the Mohicans and Heat to The Insider and Ali to Collateral, Miami Vice and Public Enemies, he has remained one of the industry’s most compelling storytellers, and his level of artistry has created an indelible influence on other filmmakers and audiences.
In 2012, Mann turned back to the big screen with Legendary Pictures to develop blackhat, a propulsive thriller—a story of one man, a blackhat hacker, trying to outrun his past and take control of his future—set within the brave new world of cyber interconnectedness of all things. As director and producer, Mann brings his signature artistry to weave a compelling film set across an array of exotic Asian locations in the U.S. and Asia, captured with his signature visuals.
The action thriller, produced by Mann, Thomas Tull and Jon Jashni, and executive produced by Alex Garcia and Eric McLeod, co-stars Viola Davis, Tang Wei and Wang Leehom. The screenplay for blackhat was written by Morgan Davis Foehl and Mann.