Outside the Wire is finally set to arrive for subscribers later this January. Netflix has officially confirmed that the first episode of the film will be arriving on that day. For hardcore fans of the show, it comes as no surprise that they will wait until such an important day to watch it. Fans can also expect a number of special features that were not revealed in the trailers and TV spots.
The plot of Outside the Wire revolves around an American civil war. The movie takes place at various points in the Civil War era. Ditching the history textbook style of storytelling, Outside the Wire tells the story from the characters' viewpoints. This adds a unique and interesting slant on an otherwise conventional war film. Take a look at some of their key scenes below.
Several months before the main events of the film take place, a pair of teenagers become stranded deep in the woods after being attacked by a mysterious and strong drone. When they manage to make it to the closest town, they meet an attractive young woman (Emma Stone) who carries a strange remote. The two become lovers and are forced to flee from the town. A couple of months later, Stone returns home while the camera is covering the town's civil war anniversary.
An alternative timeline occurs six months before the events of Outside the Wire. In this alternate timeline, Idris Elba plays the role of a drone pilot for the military. He meets an attractive young woman online who becomes his lover. Shortly thereafter, the two of them are captured and placed into separate cells. Stone is spared but gets the same treatment when he decides to escape.
Two years later, he is recruited by an elite commando team that is searching for a man called Killian Treadway, who is presumed dead after being missing for several years. To discover the truth, Treadway joins forces with Elba as they rescue an imprisoned Treadway and free his wife, played by Jennifer Santos. Once they complete the mission, Treadway makes it clear that he wants to find out why his former lover became a drone, and why she decided to marry a computer hacker with special skills in utilizing classified government databases. The movie ends with Treadway and Elba embracing and loving one another, just as the Wire character does in the series.
Outside the Wire is based on real-life events. Its story is an intriguing portrayal of how relationships can deteriorate when the characters involved are either too close or too far away from each other. Elba plays the role of a young man whose romantic life is quickly destroyed by the death of a friend, which thrusts him into a life of paranoia and constant worry. He eventually realizes that his only means of keeping his sanity is to become a drone hunter and kill those that have crossed his path. Although the story is fictional, it accurately presents the milieu and the difficulties faced by the android captain, Elba, and the other military commandos as they work to protect the United States of America and bring peace to their country.