Actor Ethan Hawke is in talks to reunite with director Andrew Niccol for the third time on a new action thriller.

The Before Sunrise star has been tapped to star in the currently-untitled movie as a drone pilot who begins to question his role in the fight against Taliban terrorists as he operates the unmanned aircraft remotely from Las Vegas.

Production is due to begin in February (14), reports

Hawke and Niccol have previously tasted success together working on 1997's Gattaca and 2005's Lord of War.