Legendary Pictures announced its upcoming hacker movie will be titled “Blackhat.” Directed and produced by Michael Mann and written by him and Morgan Davis Foehl, the Chris Hemsworth cyber-thriller will follow a furloughed convict and his American and Chinese partners as they hunt a high-level cyber-crime network from Chicago to Los Angeles to Hong Kong to Jakarta.
Legendary Pictures teased a picture of Mann directing Hemsworth on set Saturday during the studio’s Comic-Con panel in Hall H. (above)
Blackhat is an internet term used to describe a hacker who uses his or her skills to nefarious ends; it’s inspired by the old Western cliche that puts movie villains in black hats and heroes in white ones.
Mann directed the pilot episode and was executive producer of HBO short lived horse series “Luck” in 2011, but this marks his first feature since 2009’s “Public Enemies.”
As TheWrap previously reported, Universal Pictures has slated the film’s release for Jan. 16, 2015.
Hemsworth is also featured as Thor in the”Avengers: Age of Ultron” artwork, which was released Saturday at Comic-Con.
Legendary also unveiled this logo: