Tony Scott (True Romance, Deja Vu) recently completed filming Unstoppable, his upcoming runaway train action flick starring Denzel Washington and Chris Pine. Deadline reports Scott is eyeing Potsdamer Platz for his next film: “a drama about two soldiers in a New Jersey-based crime family who try to expand internationally.”
Circling the project are Jason Statham, Mickey Rourke, and Javier Bardem. None of these names are among the first to spring to mind when mentioning a Jersey-based crime family, but hey – maybe Scott’s looking to break some stereotypes.
Interestingly, Scott wanted to lock down Gene Hackman (whom he directed in Crimson Tide) for a role in this movie, but it looks as if Hackman is content to stay retired after his last film appearance in 2004’s Welcome to Mooseport.
Deadline speculates the project will probably end up with a different title if it ever hits the big screen. Potsdamer Platz is a German train station where the film may be set, but there’s rumor of a location change to Puerto Rico instead.
Scott has also been vocal about wanting to direct a remake of The Warriors, Walter Hill’s 1979 classic gang film. Scott wants to update the movie for modern audiences and change the setting from New York to Los Angeles. Personally, I’d rather see his take on The Warriors over Potsdamer Platz (or whatever title it eventually takes), but what do you think?