Opening in theaters nationwide January 16, 2015, Blackhat plays on a fear that plagues our increasingly technology dependent society as a whole; that the downside of our internet-connected world is the potential for terrorists to hack into world defense systems and wreak havoc worldwide.
Chris Hemsworth plays Nicholas Hathaway, a genius coder turned hacker serving out a 15 year sentence recruited by a government agency to take out a cyber criminal with terrible plans.
“Black hat” is the term applied to a hacker who hacks with malicious intent, destroying or stealing data and exploiting vulnerabilities in systems.
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.
Directed and produced by Michael Mann, the film stars Chris Hemsworth, Viola Davis, Tang Wei and Wang Leehom, and it is written by Morgan Davis Foehl and Mann. Legendary’s Thomas Tull and Jon Jashni produce alongside Mann, while Alex Garcia and Eric McLeod serve as the executive producers.
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