After overseeing one of the most revered films of the year in Nightcrawler, director-slash-screenwriter Dan Gilroy is set to return to scripting duties for his next project, Storming Las Vegas.
In an interview with The Wrap, Gilroy confirmed his involvement in the project, which will be directed by The Equalizer‘s Antoine Fuqua alongside regular producing partner Lorenzo di Bonaventura. Lifting the story from John Huddy’s eponymous, true-crime novel, Storming Las Vegas orbits around an adrenaline junkie known as Jose Vigoa who, upon arriving in Sin City, cooks up a ploy to hit the biggest casinos on the strip as he looks to get away with millions.
The novel’s by-line offers up a better take on the heist thriller, which sums up Vigoa’s adventure quite succinctly.
“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.”
At the time of writing, there is no word yet on the side of casting, but given Gilroy’s work on Nightcrawler, we’re elated to learn that he will script Summit Entertainment’s upcoming adaptation. Besides, even if Storming Las Vegas is more action-oriented by nature than the Jake Gyllenhaal film, Gilroy has provided scripts for The Fall and The Bourne Legacy in the past, meaning he isn’t exactly short on experience when it comes to high-octane action and grubby, neon-lit urban environments.
Dan Gilroy and Antoine Fuqua will embark to Sin City for Summit Entertainment, and though there is no release date at this early stage for Storming Las Vegas, we’ll be sure to keep you updated.