After several years in development, Narco Sub is finally moving forward, with director Antoine Fuqua attached to take the helm.

Not much is known about the story, although the title refers to the illegal, submersible crafts that drug cartels use to smuggle their products, particularly between Colombia and Mexico. These underwater ships are so small they are able to sneak past radar systems undetected.

We first reported on the project back in November 2011, when late filmmaker Tony Scott was attached to direct. Joe Carnahan was rumored to be circling the project in February 2013, and we reported in October that Doug Liman (Edge of Tomorrow) was in early talks to direct, although it doesn't seem that a deal was ever reached.

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Ridley Scott, Jules Daly and Michael Schaefer are producing for Scott Free Films, alongside Genre Films' Simon Kinberg.

David Guggenheim (Safe House) wrote the original screenplay, with Simon Kinberg and Anthony Peckham providing the latest revisions. No production schedule was given, but

Antoine Fuqua will next direct the boxing drama Southpaw, and he is also considering The Magnificent Seven remake at MGM. The filmmaker also has a sequel to his upcoming movie The Equalizer in development.