Denzel Must Stop The Unstoppable

By Josh Tyler 2009-04-24 01:40:42discussion comments
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Denzel Washington has a thing for trains. This summer hell try to stop John Travolta from hijacking one in Taking of Pelham 123, and now Variety says hes in negotiations to star as a train engineer in the Tony Scott movie Unstoppable.

The movies plot sounds like something lifted from a leftover Steven Seagal script, but is actually loosely based on something true. Denzel would play a wiley, experienced train engineer who leaps into a locomotive with a young conductor to chase down and stop a runaway train full of toxic chemicals. If it were 1982 the Russians would surely be involved, but since its not they arent and so Denzel may not have to actually punch anyone.

If it happens, this will be the fifth time Tony Scott has directed Denzel Washington. Though Scotts track record as a director is somewhat spotty, his batting average with Denzel is surprisingly good. Crimson Tide is by far the best of the bunch (See it for Viggo!) but even Dj vu was pretty good.
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