And you thought your printer was just a problem when it ran out of ink. Printer and tech giant Hewlett-Packard has enlisted “Mr. Robot” star Christian Slater to show you that your printer could also be a major threat to your company’s cybersecurity.
Slater stars alongside “Better Call Saul” star Jonathan Banks in “The Wolf: True Alpha,” a new short film available through HP Studios. In the 20-minute short, the third in a series of shorts with the name “The Wolf,” Slater plays a rogue hacker named The Wolf who shows you the potential global consequences when your printer or another smart device is left unsecured.
The film is directed by Lance Acord, known for his work on “Lost in Translation” and “Where the Wild Things Are,” and has been released by HP to show IT professionals how vulnerable their company could be to an attack.
HP is one of several tech companies to begin pursuing entertainment and digital streaming content and it released its first feature film, “Manto,” at Cannes earlier this year.
“The Wolf: True Alpha” is available on both HP Studios’ website and YouTube, and for the first time will be available for OTT streaming on Roku devices.
Slater will return for the fourth and final season of USA’s “Mr. Robot” as the eponymous character, and he recently starred in Emilio Estevez’s drama “The Public” that played at TIFF.
Watch a trailer for “The Wolf: True Alpha” above and find the full short film here.