Director Gavin Hood is attached to the upcoming thriller Eye in the Sky for Entertainment One and star-producer Colin Firth.

The story, written by Guy Hibbert (Five Minutes of Heaven), is set in the world of drone pilots and follows London intelligence officer Colonel Michelle Madden, who is tasked with remotely commanding a mission to capture a group of wanted terrorists at their safe house in Nairobi, Kenya. Their plan changes drastically upon learning that the terrorists are plotting a suicide attack.

Here's what Colin Firth, who is producing alongside his Raindog Films partner Ged Doherty, had to say about the project.

"The use of unmanned aircraft in modern warfare and in the so-called 'War on Terror' poses critical questions for us all. Raindog was launched with the hope of making challenging thoughtful films, and I'm pleased to be a part of an exploration into such a crucial issue."

Entertainment One film production president Xavier Marchand, who is also producing, had this to say in his statement.

"Eye in the Sky showcases what our film group is all about: source a sought-after project with outstanding talent attached, produce it, secure all rights, and handle direct distribution in our territories and sales around the world."

Patrice Theroux, who oversees Entertainment One's global film business, also offered a statement.

"Xavier is so very well suited to lead our production efforts. He has an extensive knowledge of both film production and the demands of international market. In acquiring Alliance, we inherited a successful film production business and with our new films international team, it truly fits within our multi-territory model. We offer access to financing through many channels and offer filmmakers flexibility and security from script to screen."

Production is scheduled to begin on August 11 in South Africa. Gavin Hood most recently directed Ender's Game. Colin Firth will next be seen in The Secret Service.