Jeffrey Nachmanoff (The Day After Tomorrow) has been brought on-board the upcoming thriller Abduction for script work. The original treatment was penned by Shawn Christensen.
The film stars Taylor Lautner, sans Twilight were-hair, as a hunky teenager who discovers his baby-picture on a missing persons website and attempts to uncover the truth about his life.
John Singleton will be directing the project and Lily Collins (The Blind Side) will be co-starring – presumably as Lautner’s lady friend.
Abduction pre-production is in the midst of a hard push to start shooting in July. Lautner is a producer on the film, and must have his part completed before he returns to work on his bread-and-butter – the final Twilight film Breaking Dawn.
While Nachmanoff may not be the most familiar name in Hollywood, he’s worked on several high-profile projects including Roland Emmerich’s The Day After Tomorrow and the crime drama Traitor starring Don Cheadle. He also penned the upcoming film The Tourist, a thriller, starring Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie.
Given Nachmanoff’s previous work with dramatic thrillers, it’s likely that he’s been brought on board to pump adrenaline into a script that’s being brought to life by a set of pouty teenagers. The writer has had his share of box-office success; however, we’re definitely hoping that whatever violent twists he throws our way in Abduction, he resists the temptation to revisit Emmerich’s frosty-air antagonist from The Day After Tomorrow – which may be one of the least thrilling “bad-guys” of all time.
What do you think of Lautner’s Abduction? Can you forgive Nachmanoff for The Day After Tomorrow?