This film isn’t being released in theatres, but it already available on demand and on digital HD. It will be released by Paramount Home Entertainment on September 1st.
In the shadowy world of drone warfare, combat unfolds like a video game–only with real lives at stake. After six tours of duty, Air Force pilot Tom Egan (Ethan Hawke) now fights the Taliban from an air-conditioned bunker in the Nevada desert. But as he yearns to get back in the cockpit of a real plane and becomes increasingly troubled by the collateral damage he causes each time he pushes a button, Egan’s nerves—and his relationship with his wife (Mad Men’s January Jones)—begin to unravel. Andrew Niccol (Gattaca, Lord of War) directs this riveting insider’s view of 21st-century warfare, in which operatives fight unseen enemies from half a world away.
The film shows the human cost of those who actually pilot the pilotless drones responsible for air strikes. And while there aren’t boots on the ground, the men and women who ‘pilot’ these aircraft feel just as much responsibility for what transpires have a world away.
Check out the trailer below. What do you think?