By Liza Foreman
Voltage Pictures has added the Taliban-themed Untitled Drones Project to its Cannes line up.
The package, as it is being presented here, includes Chris Pine (Star Trek Into Darkness) in the lead role, with Andrew Niccol (Lord of War, Gattaca) directing and writing. Voltage’s Nicolas Chartier is producing.
The story follows a fighter pilot turned drone pilot. Based in Las Vegas, he fights the Taliban by remote control all day before going home to the burbs to fight with his wife and kids.
However, the pilot is starting to question the mission. Is he creating more terrorists than he’s killing? Is he fighting a war without end? One soldier’s tale with epic implications.
Other titles on Voltage’s Cannes slate include The Canyons from director Paul Schrader, which is screening at the Marché du Film. Starring Lindsay Lohan, the film follows a group of twenty-somethings who engage in sex and crime sprees in Los Angeles. Bret Easton Ellis wrote the script.
Other Voltage projects include Home Invasion from director Sean Carter. In pre-production, the film follows a family at odds after they're imprisoned in their own home, and thrust into a life-and-death game by unknown forces.
The thriller was developed by Silver Pictures low-budget label, Zinc entertainment.
Also in the works is Testament from writer director Eric Bress.
At a prestigious boarding school in Texas, life is fairly ordinary for this small community, with each person dealing with their daily dramas. All of this changes when the teacher and his students are forced to fight for their lives as the Ten Plagues of The Old Testament strike the small town and the entire world