Thursday, April 23, 2009

The Taking Of Pelham 123 Preview/Synopsis

The Taking Of Pelham 123 June 9th

Directed by Tony Scott ( Man On Fire, Enemy Of The State ) Starring Denzel Washington, John Travolta, James Gandolfini, John Turturro, Luis Guzman, Jason Butler Harner, Michael Rispoli, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Victor Gojeaj. Written by Oscar winner Brian Helgeland ( LA Confidential, Mystic River ) Cinematography by Tobias A. Schliessler ( Hancock, Friday Night Lights ) Editing by Oscar nominee Chris Leberzon ( Crimson Tide, Top Gun ) Original Music by Harry Gregson- Williams ( Gone Baby Gone, Kingdom Of Heaven )

Remake of the 1974 Walter Matthau and Robert Shaw crime thriller, about a gang of hijackers that take over a NY subway train led by Travolta and Denzel Washington playing the Transit Authority head that does the negotiations with the hijackers in attempts they don't kill any passengers. After one hour if their demands are not met, every hour they will execute someone.
Washington's character is going to try negotiate himself for the passengers.

Rated R for violence and pervasive language. 121 minutes.

Oscar chances ? Possible for screenwriting.

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