First Trailer For Taylor Lautner’s ‘Abduction’

Published 4 years ago by , Updated April 30th, 2011 at 9:09 pm,

taylor lautner abduction trailer First Trailer For Taylor Lautners Abduction

Taylor Lautner is set to make the jump from lovelorn werewolf to bona fide leading man with Abduction – a thriller about a young man who recognizes his baby picture on a missing persons website and realizes that the couple who raised him aren’t actually his parents.

Shawn Christensen’s original spec script for the film caused a bidding war between several major studios, from which Lionsgate emerged the winner. Abduction was quickly ushered into production to take advantage of Lautner’s brief window of availability before he began work on the final installments in the Twilight franchise – Breaking Dawn Parts 1 & 2, and now the first Abduction trailer has debuted online.

Screenwriter Jeffrey Nachmanoff (The Day After Tomorrow) was brought on board to polish Christensen’s original draft and John Singleton (Four Brothers) signed on to direct the film. Abduction‘s impressive supporting cast includes Sigourney Weaver, Maria Bello, Alfred Molina, and Lily Collins (Snow White).

The plot might sound slightly reminiscent of Caroline B. Cooney’s The Face on the Milk Carton book series, but Abduction places a lot more emphasis on action and adventure – think of it more like The Bourne Identity for the teen set.

This will be the first time that Lautner takes on a leading role where he doesn’t have the support of an established brand behind him. Will his name be enough to pull audiences into theaters? And will his appeal extend beyond the devoted legion of Twi-Hards?

Lautner recently appeared on MTV to premiere the first trailer for Abduction and now you can check it out below and decide for yourself how the young actor’s career might fare after the Twilight franchise wraps up:

Between Abduction, Stretch Armstrong, the upcoming adaptation of Incarceron, and a planned collaboration with Michael Bay, it seems like Lautner is definitely being groomed to become an action star. I’m not really a fan of the Twilight books or movies – but just because I’m not a part of its target demographic, I don’t think it would be fair for me to write off Lautner just because of his involvement in that series.

He may have to work a little harder to convince audiences who have been dismissive of his work in the Twilight films, but Abduction has a pretty substantial support system in place. Lautner is surrounded by a talented ensemble and although Singleton’s resume as a filmmaker is slightly hit or miss, the action glimpsed in the trailer at least looks coherent and refreshingly devoid of the shaky-cam aesthetic.

The film’s hook is interesting, but the majority of the trailer is a little underwhelming.  I’m still willing to give Lautner a chance, but it’s pretty clear that Abduction knows the type of  audience its chasing. If nothing else, Alfred Molina is always fun to watch.

Abduction is scheduled to hit theaters on September 23, 2011.

Source: MTV

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  1. looks better than i thought it would have. the kid might have a future outside of twilight.

  2. this kid cant act fore crap

    • neither could Schwarzenegger or Vin Diesel when they both started. But they still make good action movies.

  3. It looks much better than expected. Acting is o.k. but action looks terrific. It will be a hit.

  4. this the new tom cruse right here. for better or worse

    • sorry, but this is not the new tom cruise LOL

  5. This looks terrible, the director is okay, but the film just looks… bad. Taylor Lautner is terrible, in Twilight, I could not be convinced by his acting. Robert Pattionson is at least believable.

    • Robert Pattinson is sh*t. Give me Lautner anyday.

  6. Terrible and when will Hollywood stop taking The Bourne Identity as the salt of action movies when it isn’t?

    Bring me back the 80′s and 90′s action movies.

  7. I know he has the physical training and ability to be in movies like this but he’s just too boyish in appearance and in voice making it hard to believe him in a role like this. But, in a way Matt Damon was seen like that and he’s been able to portray a believable action star so I’ll give Taylor the benefit of the doubt for future action potential. It’s just too soon for him. Anything he does right now will seem ‘teen’ oriented and less ‘action’ oriented.

  8. This looks like some crappy I Am Number Four-like teen action movie. The trailer would have been better if you replaced this talentless kid with someone who’s acting ability didn’t rival that of Channing Tatum and who’s taste in baseball teams was better.

  9. This looks surprisingly bad. I was expecting it to just look unremarkable and like a million other action movies. But it looks awful.

  10. Should I even voice my opinion? lmfao

  11. the kid acts like the new Shatner with when he’s talking there’s that irritating pause between syllables that we’ve all grown up seeing made fun of on shows like SNL and Family Guy, watch the trailer and listen to how he talks. The actionlooks solid but the kid needs some serious acting lessons

  12. OMG this looks so terrible LOL

    the acting is for shi*

  13. I love Taylor Lautner. I think he’s gorgeous. It’s kind of that you feel wrong for fancying him. I’m 28, have been married for almost two years and have a two month old baby boy. Taylor is amazing. I’d be a cougar for him. But it is wrong.

  14. I agree, not a fan of the Twiligt movies at all but there is still a chance the actor could be a good action star. He’s young, has a blackbelt, and popular enough to get him cast in the a few action movies so he could get noticed for that kind of role

    not a great action but action movies dont need great actors.

    and guys, think about it, this is an action movie you can take your girlfriend to on a date. “yeah, that guy from Twilight is in it”

  15. I’ll see it just because it has Michael Nyqvist in it. So glad to see him in a Hollywood film – even if it’s something a little silly like this.

    Looks like your typical popcorn fare – no need to be so critical. :)

  16. The whole evil government that steals people and erases their memories is really getting old. Cant they come up with a better premise?

  17. Uh, no, doesn’t look that good to me. It does have Dr. Octavius and Ripley in it though, so I may check it out when it comes on TV.

  18. I don’t have any thing against Taylor Lautner, but he just sounds cheesy in this trailer, the movie looks cheesy to tell the truth.

  19. aww, that’s so cute! Playing all grown up ad all!

  20. lilly collins is hot

  21. I will so be watching this movie. Not just because I love Taylor Lautner (although that is a big part), but because I just love action movies so much, and the story lines seems interesting, even if it might not seem to orginal. The point is I am really excited, LOVE YOU TAYLOR LAUTNER ha:)

  22. Looking forward to it.