Chris Hemsworth on Michael Mann’s Upcoming Cyber


Thor: The Dark World star Chris Hemsworth provided more details about Michael Mann’s upcoming thriller, Cyber, in an interview at the Cologne, Germany premiere of Rush with Film Futter.

“I just finished it. It’s based in the world of cyber terrorism,” Hemsworth said. “Basically, something similar to the Chicago Board of Trade is hacked into and it sets off a chain of events around the world, affecting the stock market. And the code that was used to hack into it, my character had written it years before and he happens to be in prison for cyber crime. He is pulled out and offered a deal if he works with a joint task force of the FBI and the Chinese goverment in trying to track this guy down. It starts off in Chicago and ends up in Kuala Lumpur, in Hong Kong and in Jakarta. It’s this sort of cat-and-mouse international heist-thriller.”

He added this somewhat spoilery bit as well.

“It was fascinating. I knew nothing about that world. It’s very prominent now as we see what hacking and cyber terrorism can do, like shutting down power grids in other countries. In our film, he (the villain) shuts down the water pumps to overheat the cooling system in a nuclear power plant and causes a whole lot of chaos. When you do that research, you realize how vulnerable you are.”

Universal Pictures has not set a release date yet for the film, which co-stars Viola Davis, Hanny Montana, Spencer Garrett, Wei Tang, Archie Kao and Leehom Wang.

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