is in talks to star in the drama thriller “Unstoppable
will direct from Mark Bomback
‘s screenplay which is based on real events.
The film is about a runaway train carrying a cargo of toxic chemicals. It pits an engineer (Washington) and his conductor in a race against time. They’re chasing the runaway train in a separate locomotive and need to bring it under control before it derails on a curve and causes a toxic spill that will decimate a town.
The movie will be the fifth time Washington has worked with Scott. The pair previously collaborated on “Crimson Tide
,” “Man on Fire
” and “Deja Vu
” tand recently completed filming on remake “The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3
,” which Columbia Pictures releases June 12, 2009.
Washington has been filming “The Book of Eli
” for Alcon Entertainment and Silver Pictures, with Allen and Albert Hughes directing the post-apocalyptic thriller that Warner Bros. releases in early 2010.
“Unstoppable” is set to start shooting this fall.