Chris Hemsworth talks CYBER – Terrorism and vulnerabilities

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Chris Hemsworth

By Odin’s beard! Chris Hemsworth may be the mighty Thor, but he’s also busy with a bunch of other projects. One such film that doesn’t involve Hemsworth bringing down the hammer is Cyber. Here’s what he had to say about the film, at a premiere for his other non-viking related picture, Rush.

“I just finished it. It’s based in the world of cyber terrorism,” Hemsworth said to Film Flutter.

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.

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.

There’s no release date yet for Cyber, but expect it to Hollywood-magic hack its way onto the big screen eventually. Cyber also stars Viola Davis, Hanny Montana, Spencer Garrett, Wei Tang, Archie Kao and Leehom Wang, with Michael Mann directing.

 

Last Updated: October 1, 2013

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