Denzel set to “Take” Pelham

AP/Louis LanzanoMount Vernon native (and recent mayoral king-maker) Denzel Washington will be starring in an update of the 1974 Walter Matthau movie, “The Taking of Pelham 1, 2, 3,” about hijackers taking a subway train’s passengers hostage for ransom. The update is being written by David Koepp, the same guy who wrote the forthcoming “SpiderMan 4,” and will be directed by Tony Scott.

Also interesting: Steve Tisch (Giants owner, former Scarsdale resident, and part-time film producer) is also going to be one of the co-producers on “Pelham,” according to Variety.

I only hope it doesn’t take distract him from the really important Tisch project at hand: “Forrest Gump 2” — a.k.a “Forrest Schools Eli Manning.”

Ted Mann

Ted Mann aspires to join Stephen Baldwin’s Breakthrough Ministry, more commonly known as “skateboarding for the savior." Before becoming a Senior Editor at InTown, he worked at The Atlantic Monthly, the Philadelphia City Paper, and the University of Pennsylvania Press. His writing has also appeared in The New York Times, The New York Press, and The Pennsylvania Gazette.