Tarsem Singh, director of the forthcoming Snow White movie Mirror, Mirror
, is eager to apply his visual flair to a new kind of war movie - one with an emphasis not on on man, but machine. And it's not as sci-fi as that might initially sound. The project is Eye In The Sky, a thriller that explores the use of drones in a military context for reconnaissance and minor attacks. The film was to be brought to the screen by Oliver Hirschbiegel, director of internet meme generator Downfall
, but the project is currently looking for a new helmer and Tarsem wants to be the guy to bring it to the screen.
“It’s about a drone attack, and what it means to the people playing with their thumbs in Nevada, what it means to the people saying, ‘Go ahead and strike,’ what it means to other politicians at war in Europe, and what it means to the people on the ground where it happens [in East Africa]. There are people who become collateral damage around the globe in a lot of ways. It’s a really contemporary, emotional piece,” said Singh.
The modern thriller is a serious departure from the kind of film we're used to seeing from Tarsem, with Immortals being the closest we've seen to something resembling warfare from the director renowned for his colorful, painterly films. Does the prospect of someone with Tarsem's sensibilities bringing this story to the screen excite you?
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