Eye in the Sky poster is surfaced today, featuring Academy Award winner Helen Mirren along with Aaron Paul. Co-starring are Alan Rickman, Barkhad Abdi, Jeremy Northam, Iain Glen and Phoebe Fox. The film is directed by Gavin Hood (Tsotsi, Ender’s Game) and written by Guy Hibbert. The producers are Ged Doherty, Colin Firth and David Lancaster.
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. The carefully planned mission suddenly escalates from a “capture” to a “kill” operation when Madden realizes that the terrorists are about to embark on a deadly suicide mission, which would result in the catastrophic deaths of many innocent civilians. Meanwhile American drone pilot Steve Watts (Paul) is poised to destroy the safe-house when a nine year old girl enters the kill zone just outside the walls of the targeted house. With unforeseen collateral damage now entering the equation and with the volatility of the situation increasing with every second that passes, Madden must now pass the mission’s authority up the “kill chain” to politicians and lawyers, including British Foreign secretary James Willett, who must weigh both the legality and morality of action and inaction.
Release Date March 11, 2016.