Anthony Mackie plays an android soldier in Netflix’s Outside the Wire, which arrives globally on the streaming platform on 15 January 2021. Mackie has made these strong hero types his calling card following his numerous turns as The Falcon in the Marvel Films as well as Takashi Kovacs in Altered Carbon.
This time around, the actor is taking on the role of a super soldier in this sci-fi actioner directed by Mikael Håfström. Outside the Wire is set in the future, 2036 to be exact with the United States serving as a global peacekeeping force.
The task force is serviced by human soldiers, robot combatants as well as drone pilots who are tasked with 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 (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 super soldier whose strength, speed and demand for results promise to turn his real-world education into a trial by fire. Check out the trailer below for a first look at this new futuristic actioner.