Ethan Hawke has a movie making the rounds on the festival circuit right now where he plays a drone pilot. The poster is simple and effective and completely awesome.
In A Good Kill he re-teams with director Andrew Niccol with whom he previously worked on Gattaca and Lord of War; both great films. Hopefully this one will be good (all the buzz from said festivals seems to indicate it is) but either way it’s a pretty timely concept.
No release date yet but that will likely happen after it makes the festival rounds.
Here’s the synopsis:
Good Kill tells the story of a Las Vegas fighter-pilot turned drone-pilot (Ethan Hawke), who fights the Taliban via remote control for half of his day, then goes home to his wife (January Jones) and kids in the suburbs for the other half. But the pilot is starting to question the mission. Is he creating more terrorists than he’s killing? Is he fighting a war without end? One soldier’s tale with epic implications.
GOOD KILL is a visually stunning exploration of how a man’s psychological, emotional and moral boundaries are challenged by the realities of 21st century warfare. The film initiates an important dialogue about the current techniques used in modern war, and in the same vein as THE HURT LOCKER and FULL METAL JACKET, illustrates how war is constantly being redefined according to the technologies and methods in play.