Andrew Niccol also consulted four former drone pilots, who helped recreate the drone’s remote control system, which is typically based on Xbox controllers. „The youngers guys would have a shift in Vegas, then go home and play video games„, says Niccol. „I didn’t put it in because no one would believe it”. The drone’s role as an all-seeing eye echoes 1998’s The Truman Show. „When I wrote it there wasn’t any reality TV. Now there’s condition called Truman Show delusion, where people believe they’re the star of their own reality show”.
(Alex Godfrey, Drone warfare at the multiplex, „Wired” 2015, nr 5)