Michael Mann To Direct Chris Hemsworth In New Cyber-Thriller

By Feb 15, 2013 Comment (0)

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Since Steven Spielberg’s sci-fi Robopocalypse is postponed indefinitely, and things moving slowly on the sequel to Snow White and the Huntsman, Chris Hemsworth has been trying to figure out what to do next and he’s attached to the Warner Bros. adventure In the Heart of the Sea.

And since WB wouldn’t be able to get production started until fall, plan is to shoot the Michael Mann film in June before that and then jump In the Heart of the Sea after.

But let’s go back to the beginning of the story and take a moment to focus on Michael Mann – the filmmaker hasn’t helmed a feature in four years (last was relatively underwhelming period gangster film Public Enemies). Now comes word from Variety that Collateral director is climbing back on the horse to helm a new untitled cyber thriller with Thor star in the lead.

Actually, Mann had been developing the project for over a year, co-writing the script with Morgan Davis Foehl (Mass Effect). The plot details are being kept under wraps for the time being, other than that the film takes place in a world of cyber threats and attacks.

As for Hemsworth, he had a busy 2012, starring in The Cabin in the Woods, Red Dawn,  The Avengers and Snow White and the Huntsman, and will next headline Ron Howard‘s Rush, which opens September 20th, 2013, followed by Thor: The Dark World, which hits November 8th, 2013.

As for Mann, he continues to develop a handful of films including Big Tuna, Agincourt as well as the racing flick Go Like Hell for Fox.

Would that be ok for you?

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