Twentieth Century Fox acquires action thriller spec “Narco Sub” from writer David Guggenheim. Per Deadline:
Described as reminiscent of Scott’s Crimson Tide and Man on Fire, plot for “Narco Sub” involves the semi-submersible crafts South American drug cartels employ to smuggle cocaine into the U.S.
Man, thrillers and action-thrillers are all the rage this year. Ridley Scott attached to direct.
Guggenheim is prepped by Paradigm and Madhouse Entertainment.
By my count, this is the 98th spec script sale in 2011.
Only 55 spec scripts sold in 2010.
Only 68 spec scripts sold in 2009.
Spec script sales are up 88% year-to-date over last year.