Josh Lucas, Jessica Biel, Jamie Foxx, Sam Shepard, Joe Morton, and Richard Roxburgh star in Stealth, a 2005 American military science fiction action film directed by Rob Cohen and written by W. D. Richter, and starring Josh Lucas, Jessica Biel, Jamie Foxx, Sam Shepard, Joe Morton, and Richard Roxburgh. The three best fighter pilots join a project to construct an autonomous robotic stealth aircraft in this movie.
Columbia Pictures released the picture on July 29, 2005, and it was a critical and box office flop, collecting $79 million worldwide against a budget of $135 million. It was one of the most heinous blunders in film history.
Several shots of combat on aircraft carriers appear in Stealth. The cast was filmed onboard the USS Abraham Lincoln, a US Navy aircraft carrier. Additional sequences were shot aboard the Nimitz and Carl Vinson, which are identical to the Nimitz and Carl Vinson.
Thailand, Australia (Blue Mountains National Park in New South Wales and Flinders Ranges in South Australia), and New Zealand were used to shoot the movie. The film was produced by Macross, according to Cohen.
Epic Records published the soundtrack on July 12, 2005. Three new songs were written and recorded for the movie by the American rock band Incubus. Cohen was a tremendous admirer, as per guitarist Mike Einziger, as well as “wouldn’t stop asking.” This was the first time the band had written original music for just a movie soundtrack, despite vocalist Brandon Boyd noting Queen’s “Princes of the Universe” as an influence.
“Neither of Us Can See” is also significant for being Incubus’ debut duet, with Chrissie Hynde providing vocals. The song played during the closing credits.
In March 2005, Leo Stoller, who claimed trademark rights towards the word “stealth,” issued a “stop and desist” letter to Columbia Pictures, threatening legal action unless the picture was renamed to something “non-infringing.”