Summit Entertainment has acquired the rights to the 2008 non-fiction book Storming Las Vegas, with Antoine Fuqua attached to direct the adaptation.
The book, written by John Huddy, chronicles the story of Jose Vigoa, a Cuban-born commando who set off on a 16-month crime spree against Las Vegas casinos in the 1990s, when the city was trying to rid itself of its crime-laden image. The criminal was also going up against a longtime veteran of the Las Vegas police department, who had the double-edged task of tracking Vigoa down, and keeping this crime spree out of the newspapers.
Lorenzo di Bonaventura is attached to produce Storming Las Vegas, although a screenwriter has not been attached yet to adapt the book. Here's the official synopsis of the book from its publisher, Random House.
"On September 20, 1998, Jose Vigoa, a child of Fidel Castro's revolution, launched what would be the most audacious and ruthless series of high-profile casino and armored car robberies that Las Vegas had ever seen. In a brazen sixteen-month reign of terror, he and his crew would hit the crème de la crème of Vegas hotels: the MGM, the Desert Inn, the New York-New York, the Mandalay Bay, and the Bellagio. The robberies were well planned and executed, and the police-"the stupids," as Vigoa contemptuously referred to them-were all but helpless to stop them. But Lt. John Alamshaw, the twenty-three-year veteran in charge of robbery detectives, was not giving up so easily. For him, Vigoa's rampage was a personal affront. And he would do whatever it took, even risk his badge, to bring Vigoa down."
No production schedule was given for Storming Las Vegas yet.