Antoine Fuqua up and attached himself to another movie. But will it get made? Summit just acquired the rights to the non-fiction book with the interminable title Storming Las Vegas: How a Cuban-Born, Soviet-Trained Commando Took Down The Strip to the Tune of Five World Class Hotels, Thre Armored Cars, and Millions of Dollars. If it’s cool with everyone, we’ll just refer to it as Storming Law Vegas. Terrific.
The story, which sounds more than a little cool, follows a Cuban member of the former Soviet Army named Jose Vigoa as he moved to Vegas and took down casinos on a crime spree. He was pursued by a 23-year veteran of the Vegas police force. The entire pursuit went down with virtually no publicity out of concern for the image of the “new Vegas” that was arising at that time.
It sounds pretty promising. If it happens. Fuqua has a reputation for attaching himself to projects that die on the vine. You know what they say about people who start things but don’t finish them? That’s right. They say, “Eat ALL of your broccoli, Penn! Don’t just spread it around!” (Deadline)