Director Gavin Hood dropped a big stinker with X-Men Origins: Wolverine, but he had a little more success with 2013’s Ender’s Game. Now he’s getting serious with Eye In The Sky, which takes on the difficulties and drama of the military’s use of unmanned drones.
Here’s the synopsis: ‘EYE IN THE SKY stars Helen Mirren as Colonel Katherine Powell, a UK-based military officer in command of a top secret drone operation to capture terrorists in Kenya. Through remote surveillance and on-the-ground intel, Powell discovers the targets are planning a suicide bombing and the mission escalates from “capture” to “kill.” But as American pilot Steve Watts (Aaron Paul) is about to engage, a nine-year old girl enters the kill zone, triggering an international dispute reaching the highest levels of US and British government over the moral, political, and personal implications of modern warfare.’
The movie premiered to decent reviews at TIFF and will be seen in cinemas next spring. Take a look at the trailer below.