Michael Mann is back at it, playing cat-and-mouse with cool criminals and intelligent suits who are both exceptional at what they do. In Blackhat, Chris Hemsworth plays an imprisoned hacker who gets a deal with the feds because he might be the only guy alive who can track down the mysterious hacker who caused the meltdown of a Chinese nuclear reactor.
“They don’t know who [the terrorist] is, where he is, and they don’t know why he’s doing what he’s doing,” Mann says. “There’s no apparent motive. The people they’re working against are high-speed, world-class. They’re dangerous, violent, and that launches our story.”