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This hacker movie isn't screwing around

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Hackers sure have come a long way since 1995 Hollywood and the cult classic Hackers. Next year, movie-goers will get a chance to see a new, creepier, Big Brother-fueled take on hackers in the cyber thriller Black Hat.

Where the computer misanthropes of Hackers were all about embarrassing that one Secret Service agent who was chasing them — that and hooking up — Black Hat is about the terrifyingly real possibility of a black hat hacker using the world's extensive networks to take down cities.

The folks behind Black Hat, which hits Jan. 16, even think the film has a chance at an Oscar.