Eagle Eye is a 2008 American action thriller film directed by D. J. Caruso and starring Shia LaBeouf, Michelle Monaghan, and Billy Bob Thornton. It was written by John Glenn, Travis Adam Wright, Hillary Seitz, and Dan McDermott and stars Shia LaBeouf, Michelle Monaghan, and Dan McDermott.
It follows two strangers who are forced to flee together after getting a bizarre phone call from an unknown woman who is tracking them using information and communications technology. On September 26, 2008, the picture was released in both standard and IMAX theatres, grossing $178 million worldwide.
Jerry Shaw (Shia LaBeouf) and Rachel Holloman (Michelle Monaghan) are two strangers whose lives are turned upside down when a mysterious woman they have never met enters their lives. The invisible caller threatens their lives and families, using ordinary technology to influence their activities and force them into greater peril. Jerry and Rachel become the country’s most wanted fugitives as events unfold, and they must figure out what is happening to them.
The original script for Eagle Eye was written by screenwriter Dan McDermott, based on a concept by Steven Spielberg, who was inspired by Isaac Asimov’s short tale ‘All the Troubles of the World.’ The studio DreamWorks then purchased McDermott’s script and set up the project for Spielberg to direct. The director stepped out of the project when he grew preoccupied with Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.
According to one newspaper, the opening weekend may bring in as much as $31 million. The picture earned $29.1 million in 3,510 theatres across the United States and Canada, making it the top-grossing film of the year. The picture went on to gross $101.4 million in the United States and Canada, as well as $76.6 million in other markets, for a worldwide total of $178 million, despite an $80 million production expense.