Brad Furman in Talks to Direct Pablo Escobar Film
The World’s Greatest Outlaw is coming on to the big screen again.
Stone Village Pictures is in negotiations with director Brad Furman to helm a film based on the well known Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar.
Furman recently directed this year's "The Lincoln Lawyer," which starred Matthew McConaughey, Marisa Tomei and Ryan Phillippe.
“This is the Latino ‘Godfather,’” said Scott Steindorff, a producer with Stone Village Pictures, to The Hollywood Reporter. “We’re showing the story of his family, the structure of his enterprise, his rise—the man had the largest criminal organization in the world. In the end, it was a war between Colombia and one man.”
Escobar was known as the richest and most successful criminal in world history for operating the Medellin drug cartel for nearly a couple of decades. He was eventually killed during a firefight with the Colombian National Police in 1993.
Matt Adlrich (“Father Daughter Time: A Tale of Armed Robbery and Eskimo Kisses”) will write the script.
There are also two other Escober films that were announced in the past few years, but have been put on hold. Oliver Stone had “Escobar,” under development and Joe Carnahan was attached to direct “Killing Pablo.”