Doug Liman Could Take on Awesomely-Titled Action-Thriller ‘Narco Sub’

By October 9, 2013

Doug Liman

Sure, it may sounds like some sort of delicious crossover product from Taco Bell and Subway, but 20th Century Fox’s Narco Sub is not edible (and it’s also not nacho-based), but it is an action-thriller that’s been adrift for quite some time. Originally slated to be directed by dearly departed helmer Tony Scott, the film has been without a main man since the director’s death in 2012.

But now The Wrap reports it just might have snagged a seemingly very appropriate director in Doug Liman, who is in “early talks” to take on the project. Best known for his action films like The Bourne Identity and Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Liman just wrapped production on the Tom Cruise-starring Edge of Tomorrow (which you may know under its previous title, All You Need Is Kill), so he’s certainly free-ish for the job (he’s also working on a film about Mt. Everest and an adaptation of Jack Finney’s novel “Time and Again,” though neither seem ready to go as his next film).

Narco Sub

Not much is known about the film beyond some very basic details – like its genre (action-thriller), who it was written by (David Guggenheim, of Safe House fame), and that it’s set in the drug world (“narco subs” are reportedly “semi-submersible crafts that South American cartels employ to smuggle cocaine into the U.S.,” which sound terrifying).

While Liman is just in early chats for the job, it seems like it would be a solid fit, and we’re eager to see his (or anyone’s, really) vision of non-nacho, non-sandwich drug-running submersibles on the big screen.

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Kate Erbland
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