WHO’S IN IT?
Helen Mirren (The Queen), Aaron Paul (Triple 9), Alan Rickman (Die Hard), Barkhad Abdi (Captain Phillips), Jeremy Northam (Gosford Park), Iain Glen (Game of Thrones), Phoebe Fox (The Woman in Black: Angel of Death), Kim Engelbrecht (Isidingo), Meganne Young (The Giver), Carl Beukes (Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom), Monica Dolan (Pride)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Gavin Hood (Ender’s Game), director; Guy Hibbert (Five Minutes of Heaven), writer; Ged Doherty (film debut), Colin Firth (film debut) and David Lancaster (Whiplash), producers; Paul Hepker (Tsotsi) and Mark Kilian (Rendition), composers; Haris Zambarloukos (Thor), cinematographer; Megan Gill (X-Men Origins: Wolverine), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
Operating from a covert British facility, Colonel Katherine Powell (Mirren) leads a secret drone mission to capture a terrorist group hiding out in Kenya. However, whenit is discovered that the group is planning a suicide bombing, Powell’s mission is altered to kill the terrorists before they carry out the attack – an order that is made more complicated when Nevada-based drone pilot Steve Watts (Paul) reports an innocent nine-year-old girl entering the kill zone…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
Eye in the Sky is an increasingly tense war thriller that gets by on its unpredictability and its stellar all-star cast (among them the late Alan Rickman).