Tony Scott May Next Direct LUCKY STRIKE Starring Vince Vaughn

     February 15, 2012

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It appears director Tony Scott may have finally settled on his next project. Deadline reports that the Unstoppable director is looking at helming the action pic Lucky Strike. The 20th Century Fox film would star Vince Vaughn as a DEA agent who teams up with a drug runner in order to take down a cartel. It’s not exactly new territory for Scott, who’s recent output has included such action fare as Man on Fire, Déjà Vu and The Taking of Pelham 123. Fox is looking at a possible late summer or early fall start date for the $80 million film. The pic would mark Vaughn’s first toplining role in an action movie, though he did have a prominent part in Steven Spielberg’s The Lost World: Jurassic Park.

We recently learned that director Shawn Levy is looking at possibly shooting the Vaughn/Owen Wilson comedy Interns this summer, so the late summer/early fall start date makes sense. Scott has been mulling over a number of projects for his post-Unstoppable pic, including Hell’s Angels, a remake of The Wild Bunch, and Top Gun 2. Scott attached himself to a similar-sounding drug trafficking actioner called Narco Sub last November, but there’s no word as to the status of that project.

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