Michael Mann, ‘Blackhat,’ ‘Lucky Star’
June 16th, 2015

Ummm, did anyone else know this:

Even the pulpy Blackhat has its roots in a real-life criminal (muscular, Nordic-looking bank hacker Stephen Watt, another of Mann’s consultants), and seems to have had a long development; many of its plot points first popped up in, of all things, a Mercedes-Benz commercial Mann directed in 2002.

Here’s the commercial. It’s pretty awesome, of course:

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