If The Hollywood Reporter is to be believed, then director Tony Scott is about to get much better than he deserves. The guy already has some sort of weird hold on Denzel Washington (my guess: explicit photos of Washington curbstomping infants which is really unfair because those photos lack context) and now it looks like he’s going to get Chris Pine onboard his terrible-looking train movie, “Unstoppable”. According to THR, Pine would play a newbie train conductor (stay with me) whose brought onto replace the veteran train conductor played by Washington (stay with me) due to company cutbacks. I don’t really understand how replacing one guy with another guy saves the company money but okay. They find themselves in a race against time to stop an unmanned, half-mile-long freight train carrying enough combustible liquids and poisonous gas to wipe out a nearby city.
So…someone put all the combustible liquids AND the poisonous gases on the same half-mile train? What was the alternate title for this movie, “3:10 to Are You Fucking Kidding Me?” I don’t know where “Unstoppable” will fit in with scheduling for “Star Trek 2″ but at least Pine has that film in his back pocket and can afford to do what is, at best, a paycheck movie. That or Scott had damning photos of Pine also curb-stomping infants. Why would these celebrities do that if they know it’s so frowned upon?