“Taking of Pelham 123” and “Man on Fire” director Tony Scott’s new action-thriller “Unstoppable” has proven anything but according to Variety.
The project has run into budgeting problems at 20th Century Fox and due to concerns over the cost of physical production, the entire film may be put on hold.
The story follows a veteran engineer (Denzel Washington) and a young conductor (Chris Pine) chasing a runaway train carrying a cargo of toxic chemicals.
Though deals with Pine, Washington and Scott weren’t closed, pre-production had begun and shooting was targeted to kick off this August for release next Summer.
In the currently tight financial times though, the always frugal Fox is proving especially tight with budgets while Scott is coming off the disappointing results for his ‘Pelham’ remake currently in theaters.
Yet unlike the recently dropped Soderbergh/Pitt baseball project “Moneyball” over at Sony, it’s likely the film will still be going forward but at a slightly later date than previously planned.