Doug Liman

Fox’s Narco Sub is almost ready to get moving again. Doug Liman is in early talks to direct the thriller, which was set up with Tony Scott before his passing. The studio been trying to find a replacement for some time, and Joe Carnahan was reportedly circling at one point.

The title Narco Sub refers to watercrafts used to smuggle cocaine from South America to the U.S. At the center of the script by David Guggenheim (Safe House) is a ship captain who is blackmailed into piloting one of these narco subs after his son is kidnapped by a cartel.

Liman has been putting the finishing touches on Edge of Tomorrow (formerly titled All You Need Is Kill), a sci-fi actioner starring Tom Cruise. He’s also been prepping the fact-based adventure Everest with Tom Hardy. It is unclear whether Everest or Narco Sub would move ahead first, should Liman close his deal. [TheWrap]

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