Colonel Katherine Powell leads a secret drone mission to capture a terrorist group living in a safehouse in Nairobi, Kenya. When Powell learns that the group plans to carry out a suicide attack, her objective is changed to kill the terrorists. Drone pilot Steve Watts targets the safehouse for destruction but reports a nine-year-old girl entering the kill zone. Powell contacts politicians and lawyers to determine whether or not to take action.
Eye in the Sky is a British thriller film starring Helen Mirren, Aaron Paul, Alan Rickman, and Barkhad Abdi. The film, directed by Gavin Hood based on a screenplay by Guy Hibbert, features drone warfare. Filming began in South Africa in September 2014.
The film premiered at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival on 11 September 2015. Bleecker Street plans to distribute the film in theaters in the United States, commencing with a limited release on 11 March 2016. Entertainment One plans to distribute the film in theaters in United Kingdom on 8 April 2016. It will also release the film in Canada, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Spain, Australia, and New Zealand.
Eye in the Sky
Directed by: Gavin Hood
Starring: Helen Mirren, Aaron Paul, Alan Rickman, Barkhad Abdi, Jeremy Northam, Phoebe Fox, Kim Engelbrecht, Meganne Young, Monica Dolan, Iain Glen
Screenplay by: Gavin Hood
Production Design by: Johnny Breedt
Cinematography by: Haris Zambarloukos
Film Editing by: Megan Gill
Costume Design by: Ruy Filipe
Set Decoration by: Fred Du Preez
Music by: Paul Hepker, Mark Kilian
MPAA Rating: R for some violent images and language.
Studio: Entertainment One
Release Date: March 11, 2016