In The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3, a New York City subway dispatcher draws on his extensive knowledge of the subway system in order to outsmart a dangerous criminal mastermind who's hijacked a subway train in this remake of the 1974 thriller inspired by John Godey's best-selling book. Walter Garber (Denzel Washington) was drifting through his daily routine when he received word that a heavily armed gang of four had hijacked a subway train and were now holding all of the passengers hostage. Led by the cunning master thief Ryder (John Travolta), the gunmen will begin executing everyone aboard should the authorities fail in delivering a sizable ransom in the space of just one hour. With the tension in the tunnels rising, Walter races to save the hostages before the shootings start. But through it all, there's one part of Ryder's plan that Walter can't quite comprehend: Even if the thieves do succeed in getting their money, how could they possibly get out of the tunnels undetected? We recently caught up with Director Tony Scott, as well as star Denzel Washington, to discuss the intricate nature of their latest thriller. To watch our exclusive interview featurette, click on the video player below:
The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 is set to roll into theaters on June 12th, 2009.