While doing the press rounds for his new film Rush, star Chris Hemsworth talked about Cyber, his upcoming movie directed by Michael Mann. Previous details on the plot were thin beyond the story centering on cyber-theft and cyber-attacks. Hemsworth went into far more detail, saying this character had previously written a code that could hack into a major stock market. When the code is used by someone else, Hemsworth’s character, who’s currently in prison for a separate cyber crime, is offered a deal if he joins a joint task force to bring down the criminal who used the code. The story will also span the globe going from Chicago to Kuala Lumpur to Hong Kong and Jakarta. “It’s this sort of cat-and-mouse international heist-thriller.” When putting the words “heist” and “Michael Mann” together, it’s best to be positive and think of Heat rather than Public Enemies.
Hit the jump for some more details but beware of minor spoilers. Cyber is set for a 2014 release.
“It was fascinating. I knew nothing about that world. It’s very prominent now as we see what hacking and cyber terrorism can do, like shutting down power grids in other countries. In our film, he (the villain) shuts down the water pumps to overheat the cooling system in a nuclear power plant and causes a whole lot of chaos. When you do that research, you realize how vulnerable you are.”
I’m curious to see if Mann tries to carry a semblance of reality to his picture by using real computer lingo, or if the characters will just spout technobabble to keep the plot moving.