In Good Kill, director Andrew Niccol reunites with his Gattaca star Ethan Hawke, who plays an ex-fighter pilot who’s come home and become a drone pilot. He’s struggling with PTSD but also with the questionable morality and general detachment of killing people on the other side of the world, via remote control. War has become a “first-person shooter,” because we can kill on our video screens, as Bruce Greenwood helpfully explains.
The trailer has been released for the movie below.
Caustion is suggested though as this comes from Voltage Pictures (who often bring us routine Lundgren and Seagal DTVs).
A Las Vegas-based fighter pilot turned drone pilot fights the Taliban by remote control for 12 hours a day, then goes home to the suburbs and feuds with his wife and kids for the other 12. 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.
Good Kill hits the screens May 15th.