Ethan Hawke is reteaming with his Gattaca director Andrew Niccol for the story of another man who dreams of achieving wondrous, far-off things with the help of technology—specifically, flying all the way around the world to Afghanistan, then bombing the shit out of it because he’s a drone pilot. Picking up on that hot “drone” trend that’s been seen everywhere from a prospective Top Gun sequel to an FX series to the skies over terrified villages, Hawke and Niccol will team for the third time (after Lord Of War) on the as-yet-untitled movie, in which Hawke plays a former fighter pilot who moves to Las Vegas to spend his days remote-controlling drones, and his evenings fighting with his family in a way that requires outdated face-to-face combat. Over time, of course, he begins to question the ethics of a mission that involves dudes just sort of hanging out and bombing cities from a cubicle. Then hopefully he just decides to ditch it all, as him and his drones do the Strip, Vegas-style, you know how drones do.
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