Sean Bean Faces Consequences of Remote Airstrike in Tense Trailer for Revenge Thriller 'Drone' (Exclusive)

Kevin Polowy
Senior Correspondent, Yahoo Entertainment


As debate rages on about the ethical and moral ramifications of drone warfare, a new thriller starring Sean Bean (The Lord of the Rings, The Martian) imagines the consequences of one such strike. In Drone (watch the exclusive trailer above), Bean plays Neil, a seemingly average suburban family man whose secret day job as a military contractor includes orchestrating pilot-less air attacks.

After a whistleblowing website exposes Neil’s identity, he’s visited by Imir, a Pakistani businessman (Patrick Sabongui) posing as a suitor interested in buying Neil’s boat. In truth, Imir’s wife and teenage daughter were civilian casualties in a missile attack launched by Neil, and Imir has come to handle a different type of business, setting the stage for a tense standoff between the two men.

(If you’re a cinephile like us, you’re already wondering if this will mark yet another chapter in Mr. Bean’s rich and widely celebrated history of onscreen deaths.)

Directed by Jason Borque from a script he cowrote with Paul A. Birkett, Drone also stars Mary McCormack, Maxwell Haynes, Joel David Moore, and Sharon Taylor. It opens in theaters May 26.

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