Denzel Washington, Chris Pine in new “Unstoppable” clip

By Sean O’Connell Some very positive feedback regarding Tony Scott’s “Unstoppable” has reached us at headquarters, moving the action thriller to the center of our radar as we prepare for its November release.

The film stars Denzel Washington – who has a hard time saying no to a Scott brother, either Ridley (“American Gangster”) or Tony (“Pelham,” “Déjà vu,” “Man on Fire”) – and Chris Pine as railroad engineers who must join forces to stop an unmanned, runaway train carrying tons of toxic chemicals.

Sound like a one-trick pony? Well, sure, but that didn’t stop films like “Die Hard” or “Speed” from creating multi-faceted characters that earned our interest as they triumphed over a screenwriter-concocted obstacle. I’m anxious to find out how Scott, Washington and Pine pull us in to this ride, and whether or not they’re able to keep the film from derailing (pardon the pun).

This morning, we get a behind-the-scenes look at the film’s characters over on Yahoo Movies. The clip also sets up the plot, and gives us a peek at some of the action. I thought Scott slowed down a bit from his frenetic visual style in “Pelham,” and though the concept almost calls for a storyteller to speed up his approach, maybe the wise decision would be for Scott and crew to pull back and let the speeding train carry the suspense. We’ll find out for sure soon enough.

“Unstoppable” roars into theaters on Nov. 12. Learn more about the film at or

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