Antoine Fuqua has been hired to direct Storming Las Vegas by Summit Entertainment. Deadline reports that the studio has acquired screen rights to John Huddy's non-fiction book Storming Las Vegas: How a Cuban-Born, Soviet-Trained Commando Took Down The Strip to the Tune of Five World Class Hotels, Three Armored Cars, and Millions of Dollars
Random House first published the book in 2008. It tells the "rags to riches story of a modern day Robin Hood. Jose Vigoa was a larger than life Cuban-born commando veteran of the Soviet army who found his way to Vegas in the 1990s at a time when casinos were trying to embrace a squeaky clean image. Vigoa and his crew embarked on a violent 16-month crime wave that targeted some of the town's most prominent casinos. He was pitted against a 23-year vet of the Vegas police force, who was charged with tracking down Vigoa and his cohorts without letting the story make the papers and spoil Vegas's image."
Fuqua is currently developing the action thriller The Tomb for Summit. I really enjoyed his last film, Brooklyn's Finest and am excited to see how this story turns out. I love the stories setting and am excited to see this type of action thriller under the bright lights of Vegas. I think Fuqua is the perfect choice to direct this film and am interested to see his take. What are your thoughts on this news?