Legendary and Universal have released the first trailer for Michael Mann‘s new film, Blackhat. Chris Hemsworth plays “a furloughed convict and his American and Chinese partners as they hunt a high-level cybercrime network,” and that brief logline is really all I can tell you after watching this trailer, which seems startling schizophrenic. There are crime aspects, but there’s also globe-trotting action spectacle along with “serious” commentary on our digitally interconnected world. I like how it’s trying to be scary about how “vulnerable” we all are even though that’s just life. I’m really hoping this movie is more than sensationalism, and Mann has delivered something that’s on par with the thoughtful crime films we’ve seen from him in the past.
Hit the jump to check out the Blackhat trailer along with 10 new images. The film opens January 16, 2015, and also stars Viola Davis, Tang Wei, and Wang Leehom.
Trailer via Legendary.
Here’s the official synopsis for Blackhat:
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.