Denzel Washington is in talks to star in Tony Scott‘s action drama Unstoppable. Washington would play an experienced engineer who finds himself in a race against time, with a runaway train carrying a cargo of toxic chemicals. The role of the conductor who helps Washington’s character, has not yet been cast. The duo chase 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 could decimate a town.
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Universal Pictures has hired Race to Witch Mountain scribe Mark Bomback to adapt Dark Horse Comics’ The Umbrella Academy for the big screen. The film is very tentatively aiming for a 2012 release. I wasn’t a big fan of Witch Mountain, but it appears that Bomback might have better source material this time around.
The six-issue limited series was created by Gerard Way, the lead singer of band My Chemical Romance, but don’t let that scare you away. The comic won the 2008 Eisner Award (the comic book equivalent of the Academy Awards) for Best Finite Series. Of course, a second series The Umbrella Academy: Dallas was launched in 2008. The comic tells the story of a disbanded group of superheroes who reunite after the death of their adoptive father. Read the official comic synopsis after the jump.
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