Coming to DVD and Blu-Ray™ from 22nd June 2015 and Digital Download from 15th June 2015, Blackhat is an action-thriller that features a worldwide hunt for criminals who work within the Dark Net, top-level cybercrime.
Michael Mann, Academy Award®nominee and director of the incredible film, The Last of the Mohicans, directs Chris Hemsworth, of Thor fame, and his co-star Viola Davis from The Help, as Black hat follows the story of hacker Nicholas Hathaway (Hemsworth).
Hathaway is a convicted hacker who is serving his sentence in federal prison until a friend convinces the authorities to release him on furlough so that he might be able to help him track down the Blackhat hacker who is decimating the financial markets in cyber attacks.
Hathaway struggles with the reality of his situation, after serving time on the inside where the walls felt like they were closing in on him, he is propelled mercilessly into the open world, seemingly free and plunged into chaos, a chaos that will consume him. His motivation is the promise of freedom if he can uncover the culprit or culprits who have taken control of that which they should not, the financial markets.
A joint task force between the Chinese and Americans, joined by Hathaway as they hunt down what turns out to be a world-class, high-level cybercrime network. The search stretches across continents as the high impact action unfolds, from LA to Hong Kong, Jakarta, Perak ad Malaysia. The stakes however, become much more personal than just Nicholas earning his freedom.
Will he uncover the truth behind these attacks? Will he earn his freedom? The only way to find out is to watch this portrayal of jut how interconnected the modern-day world is, frighteningly so.
Blackhat is out now on Digital Download, DVD and Blu-ray from 15th July courtesy Universal Pictures.