Denzel is back to ‘Unstoppable’

Published by Clay Cane on Thursday, July 23, 2009 at 12:00 am.

denzel.jpgAs we reported, all production stopped on the upcoming film Unstoppable. Then, word broke Denzel Washington left the project completely. Now, Variety is reporting the Oscar winner is back on the project.

Nearly two weeks after Denzel Washington formally withdrew from the Tony Scott-directed drama, the actor and the studio have reached a compromise. The deal has put the runaway-train picture back on its fast track for a fall start, with pre-production under way in Pittsburgh.

Washington has been attached since April to reteam with Scott and play a veteran engineer who jumps into a locomotive with a young conductor (Chris Pine of “Star Trek”) to stop an unmanned runaway train loaded with toxic cargo. The Mark Bomback script is based on true events.

Progress on the film slowed recently when Fox insisted that the budget be brought close to $90 million, which required salary concessions from the director and star. Sources said the studio asked Scott and Washington to shave $3 million and $4 million off their respective salaries. Washington declined and his WME agent Ed Limato began looking for other film jobs for his star’s fall slot.

Well, good luck to Denzel on the film.  Thankfully, when Denzel believes in a project it’s usually a good movie!   We will all be looking forward to it.


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Jarrett Goer Said on

damn how much money does he need, lol anyway, denzel you seem to be an amazing actor, keep it up!!

80sbby90skd Said on

First a subway, now a train. Is there a pattern or something?

iiirene Said on

He is a hooker. He was said to have a personal account on a Luxury online service ***** RichSearching***** for successful and celebs singles with his hot pictures and blog there. Quite a few hot girls and ladies wrote to him.

Andrew Shawe Said on

Good luck with your marketing strategy and negotiation. I’m sure they’ll take the bait if they really need you. I think your a great actor and they should take the bait in my opinion, which will result in returning to you your original salary as agreed.

Sweetpanties Said on

My Big Brother Doing His Shit!!!Good Look Can’t Wait To See This Movie!!!And Why Has BET Showed The Hurricane Movie Yet???