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Columbia Pictures has launched the official website for director Tony Scott’s new action-thriller, The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3, starring Denzel Washington, John Travolta, John Turturro, Luis Guzman, Michael Rispoli and James Gandolfini. The site gives you a first look at the new trailer.
In the film, opening in theaters on June 12th, the Washington stars as New York City subway dispatcher Walter Garber, whose ordinary day is thrown into chaos by an audacious crime: the hijacking of a subway train. Travolta stars as Ryder, the criminal mastermind who, as leader of a highly-armed gang of four, threatens to execute the train’s passengers unless a large ransom is paid within one hour. As the tension mounts beneath his feet, Garber employs his vast knowledge of the subway system in a battle to outwit Ryder and save the hostages. But there’s one riddle Garber can’t solve: even if the thieves get the money, how can they possibly escape?
I studied this film in Media Studies (the original) and can’t wait to see the re-boot.