The second trailer for Blackhat by Hollywood thriller veteran Michael Mann has arrived. The film, starring Chris Hemsworth, tackles the timely topic of cyber crime and it’s visceral relationship with the real world. The film appears to retain Mann’s taste for glorious panoramas and gritty vérité style action, with events primarily unfolding in Chicago and Hong Kong.
Like Mann’s recent films, Collateral (2004), Miami Vice (2006) and Public Enemies (2009), Blackhat has an immersive feel with the camera close to, or almost inside the action. This approach recalls much of Mann’s best known work, in which his particular sense of cool meets his documentary training.
How the film will rate within the director’s filmography is yet to be seen, but the film carries a certain weight of expectation, owing to a six year break from features and a superlative, multi-decade spanning filmography that includes Thief (1981), Manhunter (1986), Heat (1995) and Collateral (2004).