Tony Scott was set to direct the film, which would have found Washington playing a train engineer that jumps into a runaway locomotive full of toxic chemicals. With the help of a young conductor (Chris Pine), the two must stop the train before hitting a hairpin turn and decimating a small town. Washington was asked to shave $4 million off his $20 million asking price, but the actor declined the offer.
The studio is now shopping the project around to other actors. At this time, Tony Scott is still attached to direct.
Unstoppable was released November 12th, 2010 and stars Denzel Washington, Chris Pine, Rosario Dawson, Ethan Suplee, Kevin Dunn, Kevin Corrigan, Kevin Chapman, Lew Temple. The film is directed by Tony Scott.