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July 01, 2009

We can’t say it enough: Don’t tempt fate by giving your movie an name that could come back to bite it.

The Denzel Washington movie “Unstoppable” has been, yes, stopped, according to the trades.

Fox is claiming budget issues have stalled production on the movie, which was still in the conceptual stages. Washington and “Star Trek” star Chris Pine were attached as a veteran engineer and his protege, respectively, who are tasked with stopping a runaway train full of toxic chemicals.

That concept, plus the presumably high costs of the movie’s stars, apparently raised red flags at the Fox accounting department. The studio claims it’s working to get the film back on track for less cash.


AN: I had just recently confirmed with Chris’s publicist that he was indeed in negotiations for the movie.

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June 04, 2009

AN: Just so everyone is aware I know MTV is pretty reliable but I’m waiting on a confirmation from his Publicist just to be sure since a few projects listed on his IMDB page are incorrect.

Both Denzel Washington and Chris Pine presented Golden Popcorn statues at the 2009 MTV Movie Awards, and if all goes according to plan, the two actors will be working much more closely together in the fall. MTV News has learned exclusively that Pine has signed on to Denzel’s upcoming thriller based on a true story, “Unstoppable.”

“I’m going to shoot a movie in the fall called ‘Unstoppable’ — me and Tony Scott — and Chris Pine’s going to do it with us,” Washington revealed backstage at the Gibson Amphitheatre. “I hope I’m not speaking out of line. I think they made a deal with him, and I’m supposed to meet him next week.”

While Denzel has not yet seen Pine as the new James T. Kirk in “Star Trek,” he said, “That’s the one movie I do want to see this summer.”

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