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Captain Kirk Has His Next Mission

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | June 5, 2009 |

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | June 5, 2009 |

Hey! Chris Pine, who you all know and loves as Captain Kirk from the J.J. Abrams’ version of Star Trek, has finally decided on his next role. He’ll be starring opposite Denzel Washington in a runaway train movie called Unstoppable. Here’s your logline:

The story centers on an experienced train engineer (Washington) about to be laid off as part of company cutbacks and the newbie conductor hired to replace him. Pine would play the newbie. They find themselves in a race against time to stop an unmanned, half-mile-long freight train carrying enough combustible liquids and poisonous gas to wipe out a nearby city.

Hmph. That’s it? Old guy and new guy trying to stop a train from blowing up a city in a race against time? There’s gotta be something else to it, right? Maybe Denzel is actually the man behind the plan to blow up the city? Or maybe Chris Pine’s character is gay and in love with Denzel’s character. Or maybe the whole thing really is that straightforward. It comes from Mark Bomback, who wrote the scripts for Race to Witch Mountain and Live Free or Die Hard.

I bet I know! There are also Transformers involved. Right? Aliens? Transgendered robots?

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