CHris Hemsworth Michael Mann

Director Michael Mann has been making a film with Chris Hemsworth, and we know fairly little about it. It is a so-called “cyber-thriller,” and doesn’t even seem to have a firm official title. The IMDB lists it as Cyber, but it dropped that title a while ago. Actor Holt McCannally, who tweeted one of the photos below, refers to it as Black Hat.

The film also stars Viola Davis, Tang Wei and Wang Leehom. Chris Hemsworth called it a “sort of cat-and-mouse international heist-thriller,” while another synopsis says “American and Chinese forces work together on a case of high-level computer hacking.” Regardless, the first images from the film have started to surface. That’s one above, and while we wait for a trailer, which will hopefully arrive soon (and help clarify the title confusion) you can check out another below.

Here’s a more full synopsis:

Set within the world of global cybercrime, Legendary’s UNTITLED MICHAEL MANN PROJECT 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.

As for the plot, The Playlist spoke to Mann, who explained,

With great facility the people in the film move between Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong, Los Angeles and Chicago. And the film’s story takes you from those places to inside a processor, inside the electron universe, amongst a population of transistors. You have two billion transistors in your cell phone. Bits with either an absence or surplus of electrons, then become ones or zeroes, every two billionth of a second and affect the macro, our lives. That’s the world this film takes place in.

Universal will release the film on January 16, 2015.

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