Tony Scott Boards Action Thriller Narco Sub
Director Tony Scott -- who, as near as I can tell, will be directing every movie in Hollywood within the next 10 years or so -- has added yet another project to his already overloaded docket. This one doesn't stray far from his wheelhouse: it's the action thriller Narco Sub, based on the spec script by hot up-and-coming writer (and former Us Weekly editor) David Guggenheim. Scott will direct and produce, with Simon Kinberg (Sherlock Holmes) also on board to produce. This is, of course, in addition to his plans to remake The Wild Bunch, make the 24 movie, and any number of other projects he's brought up over the years.
Plot details are scarce because 20th Century Fox is keeping a lid on them, but Variety says it's being described as in the same vein as Crimson Tide and Man on Fire. They also add that the title, Narco Sub, likely refers to the underwater craft that drug dealers have used to smuggle drugs into the U.S. Maybe one of the drug-smuggling sailors will stage a mutiny over the nuclear launch codes?
This is the second time Guggenheim has worked with Kinberg recently, having written the script for a flick called Santiago, which Kinberg is also producing. Guggenheim's action-writing chops will next be on display this February in the Denzel Washington/Ryan Reynolds flick Safe House. That's hardly the only project Guggenheim has in the works; he's nearly as busy as Tony Scott. In addition to Narco Sub and Santiago, he's penned Stolen, which will star Nicholas Cage as a thief in search of his kidnapped daughter; Puzzle Palace, to be directed by McG; and a pitch called 364, which has Ron Howard attached.
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