A new trailer for Legendary and Universal Pictures’ BLACKHAT has hit the web. This high action thriller is directed, produced and co-written by Michael Mann (HEAT, MIAMI VICE) and stars Chris Hemsworth, Viola Davis, Holt McCallany and Tang Wei. The story follows Nicholas Hathaway (Hemsworth) who has been released from prison to help both American and Chinese authorities to track down a mysterious cyber criminal on a dangerous search that takes them from Chicago to Hong Kong.
With cyberthreats becoming the number one danger in the US just last year, this film not only hits close to home but explores just how dangerous the online world can be. Hemsworth looks comfortable in his action scenes but a bit awkward behind the computer. The film has the potential to be great especially with Mann at the helm who has plenty of experience with action crime movies. The trailer does exactly what it is intended to, gives you just enough to suck you in and makes you want more. BLACKHAT is set to hit theatres on January 16, 2015.