Ethan Hawke has previously worked with director Andrew Niccol on Gattaca and Lord of War. Now they’re teaming up again, with Deadline reporting that they’re making a currenly untitled thriller set within the world of drone pilots.
Hawke will play a troubled pilot who live in Las Vegas and spends 12 hours a day operating drones, coming home to a bickering wife and children for the rest of his day. He begins to question his mission and whether or not his work fighting the Taliban is actually creating more terrorists than the ones he kills via remote control every day.
It isn’t known if Andrew Niccol wrote the screenplay, but since he has written all of his films in the past, it seems likely. Filming is due to begin during February 2014.