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Source: Variety
September 23, 2007

Denzel Washington will reteam with frequent collaborator Tony Scott on a remake of "The Taking of Pelham 1, 2, 3" for Columbia Pictures.
Washington will take on the role of Zachary 'Z' Garber, which was played by Walter Matthau in the original Joseph Sargent-helmed film of 1974. The story, based on a novel by John Godey, also spawned a 1998 TV movie starring Edward James Olmos.

The latest incarnation takes place in contemporary New York and is set in motion when four hijackers take over a subway train and hold the passengers for ransom. They threaten to shoot one hostage each minute until a ransom is fully paid.

David Koepp, who penned "Spider-Man 4" for the studio, wrote the screenplay.

Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal and Steve Tisch are producing through their Sony-based Escape Artists banner.

Sony will launch production in the first quarter of 2008.

Washington and Scott have worked together on a number of films including "Deja Vu" and "Crimson Tide." Washington's upcoming credits include "American Gangster," helmed by Tony Scott's brother Ridley.

He recently wrapped production on his latest directorial effort "The Great Debaters."

Scott's recent helming credits include the Keira Knightley starrer "Domino."


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