February 14, 2013 3:27pm PT by Borys Kit
Michael Mann, Chris Hemsworth Teaming Up for Cyberthriller
Michael Mann is partnering with Chris Hemsworth for an untitled thriller for Legendary Pictures.
Mann has closed a deal to direct and Hemsworth to star in the project Mann co-wrote with Morgan Davis Foehl.
The storyline is said to revolve around cyber-terrorism. Other plot details are being kept under wraps, including Hemsworth’s role.
Thomas Tull, Mann and Jon Jashni will produce. The company's Alex Garcia is exec producing.
Mann hasn’t directed a feature since 2009’s Public Enemies and is notoriously choosy about his movies, sometimes spending years developing projects that he ultimately abandons or are sidelined due to high budgets studios are not willing to tackle. He directed the pilot of HBO's horse racing drama Luck, which aired 2012.
It is unclear how the project fits into Legendary’s timetable and both Mann’s and Hemsworth’s. The latter was to have starred in Steven Spielberg’s Robopocalypse, but that movie has been put on hold indefinitely, so his schedule is free. The actor has the Ron Howard racing movie Rush in the can; footage from the film generated some buzz at Berlin’s European Film Market.