Taylor Lautner is wasting no time resting on his ‘Twilight’ laurels. The final two films, ‘Breaking Dawn’ Parts 1 and 2 will be released on Nov. 18, 2011 and Nov. 16, 2012, but the furry werewolf known as Jacob Black has already mapped out his post-‘Twilight’ career.
First up is ‘Abduction,’ an action-thriller set for release on Sept. 23, 2011. Moviegoers will be envisioning him beyond ‘Twilight’ before the final films even hit theaters. And ‘Abduction’ looks to be far different from ‘Twilight.’
Lautner stars as Nathan Harper, who’s always had the uneasy feeling that he’s living someone else’s life. When he stumbles upon an image of himself as a little boy on a missing persons Web site, he realizes his parents are not his own. His life is a lie, carefully fabricated to hide something mysterious and dangerous.
As he starts to piece together his true identity, Nathan is targeted by a team of trained killers, forcing him on the run with the only person he can trust, his neighbor, Karen (Lily Collins). With an army of assassins and federal operatives in hot pursuit, you can’t help but think about Matt Damon in the ‘Bourne’ movies. Could this be the next ‘[amazon_link id=”B003H6KRIE” target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Bourne[/amazon_link]’ trilogy?
‘Abduction’ is written by Shawn Christensen and directed by John Singleton, who has a history of gritty thrillers with ‘[amazon_link id=”B000Q6GURU” target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Black Snake Moan[/amazon_link],’ ‘[amazon_link id=”B000I0QLZK” target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Four Brothers[/amazon_link],’ and ‘[amazon_link id=”B000I52LVS” target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Hustle & Flow[/amazon_link].’ ‘Abduction has a great cast, including Alfred Molina, Jason Issacs, Maria Bello, Michael Nyqvist and Sigourney Weaver.
But will it be too intense for Lautner’s tween ‘[amazon_link id=”B001P5HRMI” target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Twilight[/amazon_link]’ fans? Seems like he’s positioning himself to be a grownup action star, doesn’t it? ‘Abduction’ isn’t rated yet, but I’m curious as to whether it’ll be rated PG-13 or R. Any thoughts on this movie or Lautner’s career moves? I do love the poster… also, check out the ‘Abduction’ Facebook page.
Okay, I saw the trailer for this and I thought it looked overly predictable, but a fun thriller.
Oooh, sounds like a fun thriller. I’ll have to check it out when it opens, I do love a good, scary thriller every once in a while.
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