First Trailer for Tony Scott’s ‘Unstoppable’

Published 5 years ago by , Updated March 3rd, 2014 at 6:44 am,

Unstoppable trailer First Trailer for Tony Scotts Unstoppable

20th Century Fox has released the first trailer for the upcoming Tony Scott-directed drama/thriller Unstoppable, which stars Denzel Washington, Chris Pine and Rosario Dawson.

The project hasn’t been without its share of behind-the-scenes drama. Just over a year ago we reported on the news that Washington had left the project over money (he was offered $16 million instead of the usual $20 million he gets per film) but luckily for the film they managed to work out a deal and things moved forward.

Unstoppable is Washington’s fifth collaboration with director Tony Scott, and for some reason it’s another train-related movie,  following the duo’s recent collaboration on a remake of The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3. However, this time the plot focuses on an actual problem with the train and not a hostage situation:

Unstoppable [is a] drama about a runaway train carrying a cargo of toxic chemicals. [It] pits an engineer and his conductor in a race against time. They’re chasing the runaway train in a separate locomotive and need to bring it under control before it derails on a curve and causes a toxic spill that will decimate a town.

Now that you’re caught up a bit with what Unstoppable is about and the drama behind it, check out the trailer below (Warning: The trailer could be considered SPOILERIFIC):

Can Scott and Washington make a runaway train full of toxic chemicals more exciting and interesting than a hostage situation aboard a subway train? The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 was a fun if forgettable film, which basically consisted of two men negotiating over the phone (with John Travolta seeing how many swear words he could fit in one movie icon razz First Trailer for Tony Scotts Unstoppable ). Unstoppable looks like it’s more of an action/thriller – one which transports the danger to a surrounding town as opposed to just one set of people within the train itself.

With Washington being one of the few bankable movie stars left, I’m sure Unstoppable will do respectably at the box office, but at the same time I can’t see it breaking any records (these types of films rarely do). Pelham 1 2 3 made a fair amount  ($150 million) but that may not have been viewed as the biggest of successes considering it cost a whopping $100 million to make (did they just pay Washington and Travolta $50 million each?!).

We’ll just have to wait and see if audiences embrace this Washington/Scott train movie more or less than they did the last.

Unstoppable speeds into theaters on November 12th, 2010.

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  1. I love the entire cast so I hope this will be good! Thanks for posting this guys.

  2. did i see ethan suplee in that trailer lol

    • Yea, I thought I saw that too. So it must have some comedy.

  3. Looks terrific. The action is good (c’mon, it’s Tony Scott), a very intriguing premise, inspired by true events, great actors, etc.

    I’ve enjoyed the hell out of every recent Tony Scott movie (except Domino). Pelham gets a lot of bad press but I thought it was a great movie.

    Looking forward to this

  4. Really? A runaway train movie. 1 hour and 58 minutes of build-up and a 2 minute release with the usual Washington banter and Pine being a smart ass? I think I’ll sit this one out.

    • yeah im with you on that, im just curious how a absolutely monstrous train with toxic chemicals, near a populated area was left i presume in the care of only one person, and that person presumably becomes incapacitated. Is this really based on a true story, what are the similarities to the original material, that they both involved a train. Im pretty sure trains use dead-man triggers. As in needing constant pressure/interaction from the driver to actually move.

      • There is a “dead man’s switch” but in the real event the engineer had engaged the locomotive brake, but had inadvertently thrown the throttle into Run 8 (full speed/power.) With the brake applied, the dead man switch doesn’t work because it “thinks” the locomotive is stopped.

        • ha ha ha great answer, thankyou.

  5. Cant go wrong with Mr. Scott maaaaaaaaaaaan!!!

  6. “with John Travolta seeing how many swear words he could fit in one movie”
    He seems to like to do that, especially with From Paris with Love XD

    I think it looks good. I might see it.

  7. And they just showed the entire movie in 1 trailer. *high 5*

    • Jason_B,

      LOL, I had the same thought. :-P

      Although I’m a big Denzel fan and it’s nice to see Chris Pine in another movie.


  8. Is this a joke? Am i the only person who has seen “Runaway Train”?
    If this isn’t a re-make its a half assed joke…P.U.

  9. Why didn’t they call this, Speed 3? Lol

  10. Oh boy! Did that look amazingly predictable.

    I can’t wait to see that one on the Red Box display at Von’s, I’m all over it!

    @Bigfoot, totally agree! Desperate times call for desperate measures I guess.

  11. Good news is that Chris Pine looks like he actually might make it as a movie star.

  12. Denzel is the man!

  13. Looks like an interesting concept, especially since it’s a true story, but I don’t she how it could have a longer running time than 40 minutes with out getting… boring?

    Then again I haven’t seen this movie yet so I don’t know. It could be a very good film.

  14. Man on fire was so boring.. i dont expect this to be any different really. it might be a good movie though… but i doubt it :)

  15. The film Speed springs to mind. It looks rubbish unless you’re 14 yr old boy.

  16. possibly the real life story?

    • This was based on events in Pennsylvania. The filmed the movie there also.

      • The movie is outstanding. It is a nail-biter, sit-on-the-edge-of your-seat show that carefully builds the tension and anticipation and then takes off like a runaway train. Outstanding, Mr. Scott!