Let’s be honest, full-blown British action thrillers are pretty thin on the ground, and those set on runaway trains – even less so.

But Last Passenger looks to change all that, promising ‘relentless momentum, suspense, action and genuine heart’ if the press release is to be believed.

Dougray Scott takes the lead, playing a single dad and doctor, taking the last train home from London with his young son.

All seems grand, especially when he starts chatting to former Eastenders babe Kara Tointon, but before long his flirtations are thrown into chaos when a vengeful sociopath takes control of the train, hell-bent on crashing the vehicle and taking everyone on board down with him.

From then on it is all very ‘Unstoppable’ as the train races through stop signals, level crossings and stations, with the body count rising by the minute.

Directed by Omid Nooshin, Last Passenger hits UK cinemas on October 18, and below is the first teaser trailer, which gives precious little away, but definitely gets the marketing push off with a bang.

About The Author

Simon Fitzjohn

Simon is a journalism tutor in London, who also just happens to be a movie fanatic, with a craving for the darker side of cinema. He has written two books, one on the horror films of director Bob Clark (2014) and the other on the history of the character Norman Bates (2015). His third book, on the work of British exploitation director Pete Walker, is due in 2017.