Denzel Washington, You've Got To Stop This Out-of-Control Train Full of Hazardous Waste!

April 24, 2009

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When a runaway train filled with toxic chemicals is on the loose, and another train with a rookie conductor is sent to chase it down, there's only one expert engineer who can board that second train, wrestle the controls away from the novice, and catch the original, toxic chemical-carrying train: Denzel Washington. From Variety:

Denzel Washington is negotiating to star in drama "Unstoppable," the Tony Scott-directed that 20th Century Fox has on track for a fall production start.

Washington would play an experienced engineer who jumps in a locomotive with a young conductor to chase down a runaway train carrying a cargo of toxic chemicals. Mark Bomback wrote the script, which is loosely inspired by a true event.

The drama would reunite Washington and Scott for their fifth film together. Aside from "Crimson Tide," "Man on Fire" and "Deja Vu," the duo just completed another train-based thriller, "The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3," which Columbia Pictures releases June 12.

So, just to make sure you caught all that, Tony Scott and Denzel Washington just made a movie where Denzel is a dispatcher stopping a subway train taken over by terrorists, and now they're doing a movie where Denzel is a conductor stopping a train full of toxic chemicals. Their next collaboration is just going to be the plot of the monorail episode of The Simpsons but with less singing.

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