Denzel Washington is in talks to star in Unstoppable, which looks set to be his fifth film with director Tony Scott. The pair already made submarine thriller Crimson Tide, revenge thriller Man On Fire, sci-fi thriller Deja Vu, and are currently working on remake heist thriller The Taking of Pelham 123. It will therefore come as no surprise to learn that Unstoppable is another thriller.
The film is loosely based on a true story, with Washington set to play a veteran engineer who, along with a young train conductor, jumps aboard an engine to chase down a runaway train carrying a load of toxic chemicals. Mark Bomback wrote the script, based on a real-life incident.
Filming is due to start in the autumn, after the release of Pelham 123 in June and after Washington finishes work on his apocalyptic next film The Book of Eli for the Hughes brothers. Let’s hope that Scott and Washington’s second train-based film in a row turns out as action-packed as its title promises.