There are heroes... there are superheroes... and then there's Hancock (Will Smith). With great power comes great responsibility -- everyone knows that -- everyone, that is, but Hancock. Disgruntled, conflicted, sarcastic, and misunderstood, Hancock's well-intentioned heroics might get the job done and save countless lives, but always seem to leave jaw-dropping damage in their wake. The public has finally had enough -- as grateful as they are to have their local hero, the good citizens of Los Angeles are wondering what they did to deserve this guy. Hancock isn't a man who cares what people think -- until the day that he saves the life of PR executive Ray Embrey (Jason Bateman), and the unpopular superhero begins to realize that he may have a vulnerable side after all.
Columbia Pictures presents in association with Relativity Media a Blue Light/Weed Road Pictures/Overbrook Entertainment production, a film by Peter Berg, Hancock. The film stars Will Smith, Charlize Theron, Jason Bateman, and Eddie Marsan. Directed by Peter Berg, the film is produced by Akiva Goldsman, Michael Mann, Will Smith, and James Lassiter. The film is written by Vy Vincent Ngo and Vince Gilligan. The executive producers are Ian Bryce, Jonathan Mostow, and Richard Saperstein. The director of photography is Tobias Schliessler. The production designer is Neil Spisak. The film is edited by Paul Rubell, A.C.E. and Colby Parker, Jr. The special visual effects are by Sony Pictures Imageworks Inc. The visual effects are designed by John Dykstra, ASC. The costume designer is Louise Mingenbach. Music is by John Powell.
Hancock has been rated PG-13 by the Motion Picture Association of America for some intense sequences of sci-fi action and violence and language. The film will be released on July 2, 2008.