Tony Scott hops aboard 'Unstoppable'
Director's 'Pelham 123' opening in JuneTony Scott is moving from subways to trains.
The director, who is in post on Columbia's "The Taking of Pelham 123," is in negotiations to steer "Unstoppable," an action train drama at Twentieth Century Fox.
Julie Yorn is producing.
The story follows a rail company that tries frantically to stop an unmanned, half-mile-long freight train carrying enough combustible liquids and poisonous gas to wipe out a nearby city. Mark Bomback wrote the script.
Martin Campbell was previously on board to direct.
There is no start date for "Unstoppable," which is still in development.
Scott's "Pelham" stars Denzel Washington and John Travolta in a story centering on passengers on a New York subway train held hostage in return for a ransom. The actioner is scheduled to open June 12.
Scott, repped by CAA, is producing "The A-Team" at Fox, for whom he also directed 2004's "Man on Fire."