Chris Pine and Denzel Washington are Unstoppable

Following his role as a younger, more rebellious James T. Kirk in J.J. Abrams’ “Star Trek”, Chris Pine has found his follow-up movie, and no, it’s not wearing a ring and flying around outer space, as has been rumored. Instead, Pine will be co-starring alongside Denzel Washington in Tony Scott’s train run amok thriller “Unstoppable”, playing “the new guy” to Denzel Washington’s old(er) guy. It’s a surprisingly safe choice for Pine, but maybe he’s just playing it cautious right now.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, “Unstoppable” finds Washington playing an experienced train engineer who has been laid off, while Pine will play his younger replacement. The duo must put their differences aside to stop an unmanned, half-mile-long freight train carrying enough combustible liquids and poisonous gas to wipe out a nearby city, and that’s never a good thing.

“Unstoppable” will be directed by Tony Scott for Fox studios, from a script by Mark Bomback (“Live Free or Die Hard”). Shooting is expected to commence in August for a Summer 2010 release.

Below: When you think train engineer, you think Chris Pine. Well, not really.