First ‘Eye in the Sky’ Trailer Tackles Morality of Drone Warfare

Barkhad Abdi

If you wanna be a military decision-maker, check out the first trailer for drone warfare thriller Eye in the Sky. Questioning the morality of drone strikes arises when a hula-hooping young girl enters the kill zone. The key line of the film involves whether this covert military operation should sacrifice the one innocent life to stop terrorists.

Ender’s Game director Gavin Hood has a solid cast in this flick, including Helen Mirren, Aaron Paul, and Alan Rickman. Captain Phillip‘s Barkhad Abdi is also seen in the trailer, doing his part to stop an attack.

Co-starring Jeremy Northam, Iain Glen and Phoebe Fox, Eye in the Sky opens in select theaters March 11, 2016. Watch below.

Wow, they are phoning it in so hard in this. Little robot bugs and hummingbirds are dumb. I like this premise though. Basically, the movie Good Kill with Ethan Hawke.

Helen Mirren As Colonel Katherine Powell

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.