Ethan Hawke re-teams with Andrew Niccol for new film

Los Angeles: Actor Ethan Hawke and director Andrew Niccol will reunite on an untitled thriller.

The `Gattaca` and `Lord of War` collaborators have lined up a third project, reported Deadline.

Hawke will play a Las Vegas-based drone pilot, who fights the Taliban by remote control for 12-hour shifts before returning to his family.

He begins to question the methods used to perpetuate a seemingly endless war.

Hawke was seen in `The Purge`, `Before Midnight` and `The Getaway` earlier in the year.

Writer-director Niccol most recently worked on the adaptation of Stephenie Meyer`s `The Host`.

The upcoming thriller will begin shooting in February.