“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
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
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.