After directing last year’s remake of The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3, Tony Scott is back riding the rails again with a new action thriller called Unstoppable. The concept seems pretty similar to the Keanu Reeves classic Speed, except that there is no Dennis Hopper masterminding the whole operation. In this case, we have a train carrying a cargo of toxic chemicals that accidentally goes out of control, heading straight for a city. The story is supposedly inspired by true events.
Tony Scott has once again chosen to team up with Denzel Washington, playing a heroic working class engineer who takes matters into his own hands. Chris Pine is a young conductor who reluctantly tags along, while Rosario Dawson plays a dispatch operator of some sort. I’m not quite sure how this idea will stretch out over 90 minutes without getting dull, but I certainly trust Tony Scott to smash up a lot of stuff along the way. Unstoppable hits theatres on November 12; check out the trailer after the jump and see what you think.