Eye in the Sky

Character: Colonel Katherine Powell

Directed by: Gavin Hood

Written by: Guy Hibbert

Produced by: Ged Doherty, Colin Firth, David Lancaster

Cast Members: Aaron Paul, Alan Rickman, Barkhad Abdi, Jeremy Northam, Iain Glen

Released date: September 11, 2015 (Toronto)

Genre: Drama, Thriller, War

A lieutenant general and a colonel face political opposition after ordering a drone missile strike to take out a group of suicide bombers in Nairobi, Kenya.


→ The commander is in England. The drone pilot is in America. The terrorist is in Kenya. And the authority to strike is up in the air.
→ Welcome to the new front line.
→ The longer you watch, the less clearly you see.


♦ Due to budgetary restrictions during the six-week shoot, actors often worked individually. For example, when Helen Mirren is in the decision room, she was actually speaking in real time to the film’s director, Gavin Hood, and facing a green screen with a red ‘X’ designating her line of focus.
♦ Helen Mirren’s role was originally written for a male actor.

Script developed by Never Enough Design