We saw drones firing missiles at Jeremy Renner in The Bourne Legacy, but in the spy game, those clunky old warbirds have got nothing on the stealthy eye-in-the-sky drones of The November Man.
Starring former 007 Pierce Brosnan, The November Man has modern hovering drones woven into the story: As the deadly ex-CIA agent stalks his mark, a drone is stalking him, allowing his team of handlers to coordinate his every move.
“The drones are always there, keeping track of everyone’s movements and moving the story along,” says the narrator in the above featurette that Relativity Media shared with Mashable.
And of course a spy agency would use drones to observe from the sky.
“A spy movie without that element wouldn’t be up to date,” director Roger Donaldson, who didn’t just use the airborne cameras as story elements — he extensively used them to shoot it, too.
Donaldson liked the cameras so much that when drone pilot Justin Chapman and aerial photographer Chad King’s two weeks of shooting were up, they were asked to stay — and wound up on set for nearly four months (they also got walk-on parts as CIA agents).
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