Tony Scott is Making a Return to Nautical Thrillers with 'Narco Sub'

November 28, 2011
Source: Variety

Tony Scott / Narco Sub

While most of the film industry was on vacation for Thanksgiving break, there are some who apparently took the opportunity to close some deals in Hollywood. Word comes from Variety that Fox picked up an action thriller spec script from David Guggenheim (the writer behind Safe House starring Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds and forthcoming projects like Medallion and Puzzle Palace) called Narco Sub. In addition, the studio has director Tony Scott (Unstoppable, Top Gun) set to make a return to nautical thrillers for the first time since directing Crimson Tide (which also starred Washington) in 1995.

Plot details are being kept under wraps right now, but the film is said to be reminiscent of both Crimson Tide and Man on Fire, another one of Scott's previous action thrillers also with Denzel Washington. It would be quite an interesting reunion of Washington ended up staring in Narco Sub, but without any plot details, it's hard to say if the actor would fit into the film. As for the title, narco subs are custom-made ocean-going self-propelled submersible vessel built by drug traffickers to smuggle drugs, usually from Colombia to Mexico, so I'm sure some criminal elements are likely to be involved. The project is currently on the fast-track at Fox, so there's a good chance this could be Scott's next project since we haven't heard much about any of his other developing projects in awhile.

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I watched an epic special on these subs and I think it's a great idea for a movie. I just wish the name wasn't name wasn't "Narco Sub".

Josh Taylor on Nov 28, 2011


The name might change, Josh...we'll have to wait and see. And if it's not changed, so what? Whether the movie has a crappy title or not doesn't concern me--it's whether the film itself is good or not. But that's just me.

Anonymous on Nov 29, 2011


Yeah, lol, what a bad name for a movie, hehe

David Banner on Nov 29, 2011


I saw a short documentary about those 'subs' too, if you could call them subs! Homemade coffins they looked like, they were so small with the cargo and the drivers packed in. I'd also like to see a film about those cartel guys that had the most horrificly tacky houses I have ever seen with my eyes, the gold guns and the mini-zoos. Too much cocaine for them methinks.

Crapola on Nov 29, 2011

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