Scott transfers to Fox actioner 'Unstoppable'


Tony Scott is moving from subways to trains.

The director, in postproduction on Columbia's "The Taking of Pelham 123," is in negotiations to steer "Unstoppable," an action drama for Fox. Julie Yorn is producing with Ian Bryce ("Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen").

The story follows a rail company that frantically tries 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 previously was on board to direct.

There is no start date for "Unstoppable," which is in development.

Scott's "Pelham" stars Denzel Washington and John Travolta in a story about passengers on a New York subway train held hostage. The actioner opens June 12.

Scott, repped by CAA, is producing "The A-Team" at Fox, for which he also directed 2004's "Man on Fire." (partialdiff)
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