‘Eye in the Sky’ Trailer: Helen Mirren, Aaron Paul and the Morals of War

The first trailer has been released for Eye in the Sky, the upcoming thriller starring Helen Mirren and Aaron Paul.

The film tells of a drone operation taking place in Kenya. When the operation takes on a new angle and potential collateral damage suddenly comes to light, Mirren’s Colonel Katherine Powell and Paul’s American pilot Steve Watts, among others, find themselves in quite the predicament.

Eye in the Sky looks to be exploring the dilemma of what should be sacrificed for the “greater good” in slick fashion, with a strong cast and a simple, effective plot. Director Gavin Hood (X-Men Origins: Wolverine) hasn’t really had a film to match the class he brought to the table with Best Foreign Film-winner Tsotsi, but early reviews suggest this one could be quite the strong thriller. It’s good to see Captain Phillips‘ Barkhad Abdi in another picture, too. We’re in.

Eye in the Sky, also starring Alan Rickman, Jeremy Northam, and Iain Glen, will be hitting the U.S. on March 11.

Synopsis for Eye in the Sky:

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.