New ‘Pelham’ Poster Reminds Us They Remade ‘Pelham’

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Yes, I know that it’s Tony Scott and Denzel Washington. Yes, I realize I shouldn’t be that concerned that they’re remaking a very cool 1970s cult heist flick. However, I am concerned by the presence of John Travolta as a maniacal thief willing to kill passengers on a train until he gets his money. I have to believe that his role may quickly become Face/Off 2: Faces on a Train.

This is our concern, dude.

Now, our friends over at JoBlo have gotten their dirty Canadian hands on a poster for the movie:

The Taking of Pelham 123 Poster

It’s pretty solid (and it gets bigger if you click it). It’s a good composite image, and it’s thankfully much more dynamic than most of the posters we’ve seen in the past year. Also good to see, if the poster is any indication, that the train itself is a character within the film. Part of the brilliance of the first movie is that the city of New York plays a major role.

Can Travolta really be as good as Robert Shaw? Probably not. I’ll grant that his mustache looks just as ridiculous, but there’s no way Travolta has the guts to wear a fedora while holding a train load of human beings ransom. No way.

What do you think? Should this have even been made? But it’s Denzel! Also, isn’t it awesome how JoBlo got the producers to include a JoBlo logo on the poster? I’m not sure how movie-goers will respond, but they must have pulled some major strings to be included on it.

A veteran of writing about movies for nearly a decade, Scott Beggs has been the Managing Editor of Film School Rejects since 2009. Despite speculation, he is not actually Walter Mathau's grandson. See? He can't even spell his name right.

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