Ajay Devgn has been signed to play a terrorist in Priyadarshan‘s yet-untitled film inspired by Jan de Bont’s 1994 thriller, Speed. The film will be shot on an actual subway train speeding from London to Glasgow.
The 1994 Hollywood thriller was about a bomb in a bus that would go off if the bus loses its speed.
“The film is inspired by Speed. The difference is that we’ve trans-located the terror attack from a bus to a train,” says Priyan, as he prepares to shoot this untitled thriller beginning September.
“We’ve got the permission to shoot on a London station & train. It took some efforts, but we did it. I don’t think it would’ve made sense to shoot the film without the actual location and train,” he added.
The most unusual part of the film is the casting.
While Manoj Bajpai (a first for Priyan) has been cast in a positive role as the engineer (played by Keanu Reeves in original) trying to control the train’s speed so that the bomb doesn’t go off, Ajay Devgn plays the ace terrorist (played by Dennis Hopper in original) who plants the bomb.
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