Eye In The Sky (2016)
Thursday 11th August 2016
The moral implications of modern warfare are confronted in Bleecker Street's powerful drama, Eye in the Sky, coming to Blu-ray and DVD on 15th August 2016, from Entertainment One.
Tackling an ethical dilemma in a thought-provoking suspenseful story, the gritty film stars Academy Award® Winner, Helen Mirren (Trumbo, The Queen), Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad, Need for Speed), Academy Award® Nominee Barkhad Abdi (Captain Philips), Iain Glen (Game of Thrones, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider) and the late Alan Rickman (Die Hard, Harry Potter) in his final on-screen performance.
Directed by Academy Award® Winner Gavin Hood (Tsotsi, Ender's Game) and written by Guy Hibbert (Complicit, Five Minutes of Heaven), Eye in the Sky follows Colonel Katherine Powell (Helen Mirren), a UK-based military officer in command of a top secret drone operation to capture terrorists in Kenya.
Using remote surveillance and on-the-ground intelligence, 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 American and British government, over the moral, political and personal implications of modern military operations.
- Perspective Featurette: Actress Helen Mirren, Director Gavin Hood, and Producer Colin Firth explain how the film serves as a mechanism for discussion on the moral conflict surrounding drone warfare
- Morals Featurette: There's more at stake than meets the eye. Actress Helen Mirren, director Gavin Hood, and producer Colin Firth discuss the moral and ethical questions raised in the film.