Antoine Fuqua Taking Over Tony Scott's 'Narco Sub' Thriller Now
Following the death of Top Gun director Tony Scott, several projects were left in limbo. One such film was the crime thriller Narco Sub, set in the always-dangerous world of drug smuggling. The title refers to custom-made ocean-going self-propelled submersible vessel built by drug traffickers to smuggle drugs, usually from Colombia to Mexico. Following Scott's death in 2011, the project laid dormant until last fall when Edge of Tomorrow and The Bourne Identity director was in early talks to be at the helm. Now Deadline reports 20th Century Fox and Scott Free have set Antoine Fuqua to take over the project now.
Fuqua is just coming off The Equalizer with Denzel Washington (watch the first trailer) and has the boxing drama Southpaw with Jake Gyllenhaal coming up next. The script comes from David Guggenheim (who wrote Safe House) and has Simon Kinberg producing the film as well as revising the script with Anthony Peckham. The project is still situated at Scott Free with Ridley Scott producing as well, but there still aren't any plot details, so we're not quite sure what to expect. Fuqua can be very hit or miss, but there's some good buzz around The Equalizer, so maybe he'll be on a hot streak. We'll have to wait and see.