Outside the Wire Trailer – Anothony Mackie leads Netflix’s next major action flick as an android officer
Netflix is adding on to their original action movie library with Outside the Wire, a military action flick starring Anthony Mackie as an android officer, named Leo, set in the not too distant future. Co-starring with Mackie is Damson Idris, as a drone pilot named Harp, who is assigned to help Leo locate a doomsday device in a highly contested zone. In the Outside the Wire trailer, we see that Leo requires, or at least prefers human assistance to think outside the box. Creative thinking is often a crutch for artificial intelligence and robots, so it kind of makes sense. But Anthony Mackie is a little too cool and charismatic to have me believe he’s just a very advanced android. He has to be some hybrid, or transferred his conscience type being or else I don’t think I can suspend my disbelief.
Anyway, Outside the Wire release on Netflix on January 15, 2021. Read below for the film’s official information from Netflix.
Set in the future, Harp (Damson Idris), a drone pilot, is sent into a deadly militarized zone where he finds himself working for Leo (Anthony Mackie), an android officer, tasked to locate a doomsday device before the insurgents do.
FILM RELEASE DATE: January 15, 2021
DIRECTED BY: Mikael Håfström
PRODUCED BY: Ben Pugh, Erica Steinberg, Brian Kavanaugh-Jones, Anthony Mackie, Jason Spire
KEY CAST: Anthony Mackie “Leo”, Damson Idris “Harp”, Enzo Cilenti “Miller”, Emily Beecham “Sofiya”, Michael Kelly “Eckhart”, and Pilou Asbæk “Victor Koval”
SCREENPLAY BY: Rob Yescombe and Rowan Athale
STORY BY: Rob Yescombe
In 2036, America serves as a peacekeeping force and human troops on both sides are supported by robot combatants called Gumps and drone pilots monitoring skirmishes from thousands of miles away. But after headstrong drone pilot Lieutenant Harp (Damson Idris) disobeys a direct order to intervene in a conflict, the Army deploys him to a military outpost to confront the human costs of his button-pushing. Harp’s expectations of guarding a fence are upended when his new commanding officer Captain Leo (Anthony Mackie) announces plans to infiltrate the demilitarized zone and apprehend Viktor Koval (Pilou Asbæk), a warlord who intends to launch a network of dormant nuclear weapons. Soon, Harp learns that his theoretical experience as a drone pilot means little out on the battlefield under enemy attack — especially after discovering that Leo is an A.I.-enhanced supersoldier whose strength, speed and demand for results promise to turn his real-world education into a trial by fire.
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