First Look: Helen Mirren & Aaron Paul in Drone Drama 'Eye in the Sky'
by Ethan Anderton
October 29, 2014
Over the summer, we learned that Helen Mirren would team with Colin Firth for a military drone drama called Eye in the Sky from Ender's Game director Gavin Hood. Now some photos from the film have surfaced online from Empire showing off Mirren as military intelligence officer Colonel Katherine Powell, remotely commanding a drone operation to locate terrorists in Nairobi, and another photo with Captain Phillips star Barkhad Abdi. Meanwhile, Aaron Paul has also been revealed as American Steve Watts one of the drone pilots in the story who questions his mission when a 9-year old girl enters the kill zone. Look!
Eye in the Sky is directed by Gavin Hood (Ender's Game, Rendition) and written by Guy Hibbert (Five Minutes of Heaven). An American drone pilot (Aaron Paul) finds himself at a crossroads when a 9-year-old girl enters the kill zone his drone operation, under the command of military intelligence officer Col. Katherine Powell (Helen Mirren) is poised to destroy after they learn their targets are planning a suicide mission. What follows is a climb up the "kill chain" of command, weighing the legality and morality of action and inaction. Alan Rickman, Colin Firth & Iain Glen also star in the film, which doesn't have a release date.