As we reported on Monday, Clint Eastwood’s war drama American Sniper had a record-breaking weekend at the box office. The film earned more than $90 million in its opening weekend, which beat every record in the book for the month of January.
And later this year, we will be seeing another military drama surrounding the recent wars. Good Kill is a film written and directed by Andrew Niccol (The Truman Show, Lord of War, Gattaca). The extremely talented Ethan Hawke stars in the film as a Las Vegas fighter-pilot turned drone-pilot. He spends his days operating drones from an air force base in Las Vegas, eliminating Taliban targets in Afghanistan.
He then comes home every night to his wife (January Jones) and his children in the suburbs. As one might expect, this begins to take a toll on his mental health.
“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?” The film teases.
It certainly sounds and looks like an interesting and important movie. I am a huge fan of Ethan Hawke, so I may be a bit biased. During a recent “Ask Me Anything” session on Reddit, Hawke briefly mentioned this film:
“Andrew Niccol and I made a film called GOOD KILL, that’s going to come out in May, that explores the contemporary drone program. (It’s really good).”
You check out the official UK trailer down below. It will hit UK theaters April 10, 2015. As of right now, the film has yet to get an official US release date, but maybe Hawke was hinting at something in the AMA? Or maybe he just misspoke.
We will keep you updated.