Cast: Sean Bean, Patrick Sabongui, Mary McCormack, Joel David Moore
Director: Jason Bourque
Running Time: 91 minutes
Defiant Screen Entertainment is proud to present the tense and gripping thriller Drone, starring audience favourite Sean Bean.
Neil (Bean) is a cog in the wheel of America's war on terror. As a private drone operator, he spends his workdays far from the frontline flying covert missions for the CIA, before returning to family life in the suburbs. But his time as husband, father and armchair warrior comes to a crashing halt when a whistle-blowing website reveals his part in a number of deadly strikes. Now, believing that Neil is responsible for the death of his family, an enigmatic Pakistani businessman has tracked him down, launching a harrowing confrontation fueled by revenge and consequence.
Part psychological thriller and part military drama, Drone joins Andrew Niccol-s 2014 film Good Kill among a new wave of movies discussing the morality of modern warfare. Advanced drone technology has the potential to become increasingly utilised in our everyday lives, from the simple delivery of parcels, to aerial surveillance, to more strategic military defense uses. The job of a drone operator has been at the centre of a handful of recent movies each dealing with slightly different aspects of the job, either the guilt and stress laid upon the operator, or a real-time story of the decision of whether to strike or not. DRONE focusses on the detachment of the operator from the real-life consequences that result from his -day-job'. It questions the morality behind the use of civilian contractors to operate drones in military combat situations, and the security and protection issues facing these civilians in an age of whistle-blowers. The war on terror is about to hit home.