facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Washington, Scott to remake 'Pelham'

Sept. 24, 2007 at 9:00 AM   |   Comments

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor Denzel Washington has signed on to star in a remake of the 1974 thriller, "The Taking of Pelham 1, 2, 3."

The movie will be helmed by Tony Scott, who directed Washington in "Deja vu," "Man on Fire" and "Crimson Tide."

Set in contemporary New York, the film is about what happens when four hijackers take over a subway train and hold the passengers hostage for ransom, Variety.com said Monday.

Based on a novel by John Godey, the screenplay was written by "Spider-Man 4" author David Koepp.

The story was adapted for the big screen in 1974 with Walter Matthau playing the hero and for television in 1998 with Edward James Olmos in the starring role.

Shooting is to begin early next year.

© 2007 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Most Popular
1
Heidi Montag reaches out to Lauren Conrad on Twitter Heidi Montag reaches out to Lauren Conrad on Twitter
2
Kris Jenner worried Khloe and Lamar will reconcile Kris Jenner worried Khloe and Lamar will reconcile
3
Khloe Kardashian blames Kourtney Kardashian for weight gain Khloe Kardashian blames Kourtney Kardashian for weight gain
4
Dax Shepard debuts new Kristen Bell-inspired tattoo at film premiere Dax Shepard debuts new Kristen Bell-inspired tattoo at film premiere
5
Joan Rivers' doctor reportedly took a selfie while comedienne was under anesthesia Joan Rivers' doctor reportedly took a selfie while comedienne was under anesthesia
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback