Michael Mann and the studios have embraced the latest trend of releasing B-Roll footage, which gives us an inside look into Blackhat’s ungraded image of the scenes.
A day before general release, and the studio embargo for posting media reviews has been lifted, and with it the lid on opinion. It’s the big moment when we get a glimpse of how good this film is and how well it will do at the box office. As Mann fans, we are desperate for […]
A collection of interviews with the cast of Michael Mann’s Blackhat, taken from the red carpet of Blackhat’s glitzy premier.
Enjoy these excellent interviews with the main stars of Blackhat, as well as with a rather shattered looking Michael Mann. Who can blame him? His pre and post production of this movie has been on a huge scale, as has the marketing. Since the excitement and buzz from the US Premier, Blackhat marketing has been in overdrive […]
It’s very unusual for Michael Mann to release a featurette prior to a film’s release, and Blackhat has probably had the most pre-marketing of any film I can remember of his, including the highly anticipated Miami Vice some years ago. With little film competition out there, I anticipate it doing really well. The ladies will […]
*UPDATE: Now on YouTube Michael Mann’s Blackhat trailer #2 is now out for a premier playing, exclusively on Yahoo Movies . You can catch it today on this link, together with a short but insightful q&a with Chris Hemsworth: https://www.yahoo.com/movies/watch-blackhat-trailer-chris-hemsworth-104859566387.html This trailer is a vast improvement on the original, emphasising the enormous energy and rush (no Hemsworth […]
A new, shortened trailer for Michael Mann’s Blackhat has just been released via Blackhat’s Facebook page, which appears to be made for TV. It is essentially a shortened version of the existing official trailer, but with some new images added to help the shorter version make sense. It seems unlikely now that we will get […]
The new Blackhat poster was revealed on Wire and it looks great… the imagery sums up the visual cohesiveness that many miss in Mann’s films. But I do worry that this poster isn’t up to standard in terms of evoking a commercial response! Some shootouts artwork would do the trick – not Mann’s priority, but hey, […]
Several actors on IMDB’s cast listing under Michael Mann’s Blackhat don’t have a character name assigned to them. One is Yorick Van Wageningen, a dutch actor known for his roles in The Girl with the Dragon Tatoo, The Chronicles of Riddick and The New World. He has a brooding character that is effectively manipulated into malice – perfect for his role as the […]
Courtesy of Bill Ruehera, this is a superbly edited piece of work that in the words of Bill, is a “Video essay exploring the aesthetic, narrative and thematic patterns in Michael Mann’s filmography.” It’s an absolutely must see work that helps every Mann fan put their finger on many of the similar themes Mann introduces […]