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Chris Hemsworth and Michael Mann Will Cyber-Thrill You

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Director Michael Mann is known his love of extreme (and we do mean extreme) close-ups. And now he's found the perfect subject for those visual indulgences.

The "Public Enemies" director has decided that it's finally time to make another movie, and while it doesn't have a title yet, it does have an A-list leading man: the God of Thunder himself, Chris Hemsworth, according to Heat Vision.

The untitled yet mighty Mann/Hemsworth team-up is described as a thriller that revolves around cyber-terrorism, though other details are being kept under wraps, including anything on Hemsworth's role (though we assume that he'll be playing a guy who battles those responsible for the cyber-terrorism). Mann co-wrote the script with Morgan Davis Foehl.

Mann hasn't directed a feature film since 2009's "Public Enemies," and he's notorious for developing projects and then abandoning them when studio funding doesn't come through or he just loses interest. Mann recently co-produced the cancelled HBO series, "Luck," and one of his all-time best films, "The Insider" (1999), is finally getting a Blu-ray release on Tuesday, Feb. 19.

Assuming that it actually happens, this new project makes for perfect timing for Hemsworth, who had a gap in his schedule following the postponement of Steven Spielberg's "Robopocalypse." He'll next be seen in "Rush," opening Sept. 20, and in "Thor: The Dark World," opening Nov. 8.

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