The project was aiming for a fall shoot — it is in an early stage of preproduction — and Washington and Scott said as recently as several weeks ago they were moving forward on that assumption.
But the studio has concerns about the cost of physical production on the action-heavy film, which could lead to the project being put on hold.
Neither the main acting deals — for Washington and “Star Trek” star Chris Pine — nor Scott’s directing deal are closed.
You can read more on this here. In the film, an engineer and his conductor are chasing a runaway train carrying a cargo of toxic chemicals.