Escape Artists Productions is gearing up to produce three new films through Sony's Columbia Pictures. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Escape is in the process of renewing its two-year, first-look deal with the studio.

The three films include Tony Scott's remake of the action movie The Taking of Pelham 123. It will star Denzel Washington and John Travolta, and starts filming in late February or early March. Seven Pounds will also begin shooting soon. The film stars Will Smith, Rosario Dawson, Woody Harrelson and Barry Pepper.

Escape's third project is the thriller Knowing. It stars Nicolas Cage and will be directed by Alex Proyas. The movie begins shooting March 25th in Australia.

B. Alan Orange