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Between filming for Thor sequel, Thor: The Dark World, shot a hacker thriller with filmmaker . That project, Blackhat, has remained fairly secretive, but Hemsworth just revealed some new details to Film Futter:

I just finished it. It's based in the world of cyber terrorism... Basically, something similar to the Chicago Board of Trade is hacked into and it sets off a chain of events around the world, affecting the stock market. And the code that was used to hack into it, my character had written it years before and he happens to be in prison for cyber crime. He is pulled out and offered a deal if he works with a joint task force of the FBI and the Chinese goverment in trying to track this guy down. It starts off in Chicago and ends up in Kuala Lumpur, in Hong Kong and in Jakarta. It's this sort of cat-and-mouse international heist-thriller.

Sounds great - as long as it doesn't have a bunch of typing scenes set to techno music. 's Julian Assange biopic The Fifth Estate looks like it'll have quite enough of that, thank you very much! Hemsworth continued with something a little more spoilery, revealing that his Cyber character wrote a code that could hack into a major stock market:

It was fascinating. I knew nothing about that world. It's very prominent now as we see what hacking and cyber terrorism can do, like shutting down power grids in other countries. In our film, he (the villain) shuts down the water pumps to overheat the cooling system in a nuclear power plant and causes a whole lot of chaos. When you do that research, you realize how vulnerable you are.

Does Cyber sound like something you'd like to hack into? Sound off with your feelings on Hemsworth's new project in the comments below!



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