Hibbert and Hirschbiegel reteam for second collaboration.

FilmNation Entertainment has acquired screenwriter Guy Hibbert’s “gripping international thriller” ‘Eye in the Sky’ and have attached German director Oliver Hirschbiegel (‘Downfall’) to direct. The project will be the second collaboration for the scribe and helmer, having previously worked together on 2009’s ‘Five Minutes of Heaven,’ starring James Nesbitt and Liam Neeson.

‘Eye in the Sky’ is being fast tracked by FilmNation with the aim of shooting later this year. The international thriller follows a group of characters around the globe as they are each impacted by the decision to drop a drone missile on a house in East Africa.

“As a company we have been searching for a project to do with Oliver for some time. He’s a filmmaker I’ve been pursuing for years and I’m incredibly excited that Guy’s script is going to be that project. It’s one of the best scripts I’ve read in a long time”, said FilmNation Entertainment’s Aaron Ryder.

Ryder will be producing alongside FilmNation’s Karen Lunder and ‘Five Minutes of Heaven’ and ‘The Mighty Celt’ producer Stephen Wright.