Cast & Credits:
Release date: January 16, 2015
Studio: Universal Pictures, Legendary Pictures
Director: Michael Mann
MPAA Rating: R (for violence and some language)
Screenwriters: Michael Mann, Morgan Davis Foehl
Starring: Viola Davis, Tang Wei, Chris Hemsworth, Wang Leehom
Genre: Thriller, Action
Official Website: http://Blackhatthemovie.com
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.
Did You Know?
The title "Blackhat" refers to the term that describes a villain (named after the practice of villains in Westerns wearing black hats). In hacking, a black hat hacker will commit cyber-crimes for maliciousness or for personal gain.
Michael Mann donated HK$300,000 (US$38,500) to The Community Chest of Hong Kong in the name of Hang Seng Bank, to thank the bank for allowing him to film for 5 evenings in the bank's lobby area.