'NARCO SUB' SURFACES WITH DIRECTOR AND PRODUCERS
20th Century Fox used the holiday weekend to close a preemptive deal for David Guggenheim’s action thriller spec NARCO SUB, which Tony Scott is attached to direct and produce through his Scott Free shingle, along with Simon Kinberg via his Genre Films banner, Variety's Jeff Sneider reports. Described as reminiscent of Scott’s hit action pics CRIMSON TIDE and MAN ON FIRE, the project’s plot details are being kept under wraps. That said, narco subs are semi-submersible crafts that South American drug cartels have used to smuggle cocaine into the U.S. Guggenheim developed the script with producer Kinberg, who then gave the spec exclusively to Scott. Over the last year and a half, former Us Weekly editor Guggenheim has established himself as one of the hottest action scribes in town. Next year sees the release of Universal’s SAFE HOUSE, which stars Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds, as well as Millennium Films’ MEDALLION, toplined by Nicolas Cage.