Tony Scott Going Under With Narco Sub

The thriller Narco Sub was written as a spec script by hot-and-trotting action specialist, David Guggenheim. It was snapped up by Fox over the Thanksgiving weekend, and they’ve already attached Tony Scott as director. Apparently producer Simon Kinberg specifically targeted Scott – which is flattering for him, and alarming for me.

Variety say the film has been “described as reminiscent of Scott’s hit action pics Crimson Tide and Man on Fire,” but seeing as those films are actually rather distinct, I’m not sure what common ground Narco Sub is charting. Chances are, though, stuff will blow up, the cinematography will be very stylised and the action staging will be witless, throw-money-at banality.

The title appears to reference drug smuggling. From Wikipedia:

A narco-submarine (also called narco-sub, drug sub and Bigfoot submarine) is a type of custom-made ocean-going self-propelled submersible vessel built by drug traffickers to smuggle drugs. They are especially known to be used by Colombian drug cartel members to export cocaine from Colombia to Mexico, which is often then transported overland to the United States.

The first detected in 1993, were semi-submersibles since they could not dive; most of the craft was submerged with little more than the cockpit and the exhaust gas pipes above the water. The modern narco-submarines are fully submersible submarines. Narco-submarines are designed specifically to be difficult to detect visually or by radar, sonar and infrared systems.

That’s pretty much minute one of an action movie pitch right there.

If Scott stays attached, I’ve got a hunch this will be his first 3D picture (well, except the post-converted Top Gun, which is already in the works). Material seems cut out for it, at least.

2 Clips From The Second Season Of Dawn Of The Croods

Morgan Isn’t Feeling Quite Herself

The Mummy, Assassin’s Creed, Dark Souls And Masked Launch From Titan Comics In November 2016 Solicits

drstrange

Community’s Dan Harmon Played Script Doctor To Doctor Strange

Melissa Benoist And Joshua Sasse In New CW Meta Promo

HR_001_COVER-A_ROBERTSON

Harbinger Renegades And Savage Lead Valiant’s November 2016 Solicitations

Everything Is Connected In A Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency Ad

captain-america-civil-war-02082016

Bucky Considers A Shield In Captain America: Civil War Deleted Scene

Marvel Comics’ Mosaic Prelude, Now Free On ComiXology

Marvel’s NYCC Exclusive Covers With Mini-Mates – Dr Strange And Champions