Director Steven Soderbergh is confident his upcoming biopic on Argentine revolutionary ERNESTO 'CHE' GUEVARA will be better than the 1969 original.

Egyptian actor Omar Sharif played the medical student-turned communist, who assisted Fidel Castro's revolution in Cuba, in the Richard Fleischer flop CHE!.

However, the TRAFFIC film-maker insists Puerto Rican Benicio Del Toro is a more convincing Guevara in GUERRILA.

He says, "I never saw Omar Sharif as 'Che' Guevara."