John Travolta is boarding "The Taking of Pelham 123," negotiating to join Denzel Washington in the Tony Scott-directed remake at Columbia.because in the original, which i enjoyed, by the way, the "quartet" which hijacks the subway are all dressed in the same dark suit and white shirt (plus fedoras and glasses, if i remember correctly) and refer to each other as "Mr. <color>"
Travolta will play the leader of a quartet that hijacks a Gotham subway train and threatens to kill the passengers unless a ransom is paid. The role was originated in the 1974 film by Robert Shaw. Washington plays the chief detective of security for the subway, a role originated by Walter Matthau in the Joseph Sargent-directed drama.
yes. that's where the hack tarantino got that from.
now i'm wondering if they'll keep that aspect... or fear that people will now think they are ripping off tarantino... which, by the way, is practically impossible. i mean, if you're ripping off tarantino, you're ripping off someone else, by the chain rule.