Anthony Mackie is an Android on a Mission in “Outside the Wire”
In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Anthony Mackie plays Sam Wilson, better known as Falcon, a heroic soldier endowed with superhuman ability thanks to technology—including, of course, a pair of wings. So Mackie is well-suited to continue the process of man melding with machine in Netflix’s upcoming Outside the Wire. In the first trailer, you’ll see that Mackie is a straight-up android with a very serious skill set. One can’t help but wonder how Outside the Wire‘s android might stack up against Mackie’s titular superhero in Falcon and the Winter Soldier.
Director Mikael Håfström’s film sees Mackie co-star alongside Damon Idris, who plays a disgraced drone pilot Leo. Leo’s tasked with helping Mackie’s Harp, the aforementioned droid, help locate a doomsday device that’s “outside the wire.” That is, the device is somewhere in a hyper-dangerous demilitarized zone filled with deadly robots and all sorts of traps, explosives, and explosive traps.
While Mackie’s a well-known star at this point, you might recognize Idris from The Twilight Zone or Black Mirror. He’s clearly very comfortable working within the sci-fi genre. Joining Mackie and Idris are Emily Beecham, Michael Kelly, and Game of Thrones bad boy Pilou Asbæk.
Check out the trailer here. Outside the Wire premieres on Netflix in January.
Here’s the synopsis from Netflix:
Set in the future, a drone pilot (Damson Idris) is sent into a deadly militarized zone where he finds himself working for an android officer (Anthony Mackie) tasked to locate a doomsday device before the insurgents do.
Director: 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 “Trask”
SCREENPLAY BY: Rob Yescombe and Rowan Athale
STORY BY: Rob Yescombe
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Featured image: Anthony Mackie in ‘Outside the Wire.’ Courtesy Netflix.