“Game of Thrones” star Sean Bean and Patrick Sabongui will topline Jason Bourque’s political thriller “Drone.”
Myriad Pictures is introducing “Drone” at Cannes and will handle worldwide sales, excluding Canada. Deals have closed with Signature Entertainment in the U.K., Minerva in Italy, Eagle Films in the Middle East, Dexin Films in ex-Yugoslavia, and a deal is in the process of closing for France.
Bourque is directing from a script he co-wrote with Paul Birkett.
Bean plays a private drone contractor who spends his workdays flying covert missions then returns to a family life of suburban mediocrity — without his wife or son knowing about his secret life — until a whistle-blowing site exposes him to a deadly threat. Believing he is responsible for the deaths of his wife and child, an enigmatic Pakistani businessman (Sabongui) tracks him down, leading to a harrowing confrontation.
The film starts shooting this week in India and then moves to Vancouver.
The movie is being produced by Sefton Fincham (“Catch .44”) and Ken Frith (“Black Fly”), and will be produced by Look to the Sky Films and co-produced by Gold Star Productions. The pic will be executive produced by Mike Rowe, Levi Sheck, Emily Alden, Kirk D’Amico and Media House Capital’s Ross Mrazek and Ben Rappaport.
Bourque’a film “Black Fly” premiered at the 2014 Vancouver Film Festival. He also wrote and directed the 2007 documentary “Drone,” narrated by Gerard Butler as an in-depth look into the private military industry.
Sabongui has a recurring role as a police captain on the CW series “The Flash.”
Myriad’s Kevin Forester and Audrey Delaney negotiated international sales rights to the film, with producer Sefton Fincham negotiating on behalf of the filmmakers.