Taylor Lautner Teaming With John SingletonPublished by Clay Cane on Monday, March 29, 2010 at 9:00 am.
The Twilight stars are trying to expand themselves out of the teen vampire franchise. Variety.com is reporting Taylor Lautner will be directed by Oscar nominee John Singleton in the upcoming thriller Abduction. This will be the first film Singleton has directed since 2005’s Four Brothers, which starred Mark Wahlberg, Tyrese and Andre 3000. According to Variety.com:
John Singleton will direct Lionsgate’s “Abduction,” a thriller with Taylor Lautner attached to star and Gotham Group, Vertigo Entertainment and Lautner’s Tailor Made producing.
The minimajor reached a deal with the helmer a month after landing Shawn Christensen’s spec script. Shooting’s expected to begin in July in Pittsburgh.
Story, based on an idea by Gotham Group’s Jeremy Bell, is focused on a young man who discovers his own baby picture on a missing persons website. Project was developed on spec by Gotham Group and Vertigo.
Producers include Gotham Group’s Ellen Goldsmith-Vein and Lee Stollman, Vertigo’s Roy Lee and Doug Davison and Tailor Made’s Dan Lautner. Gotham Group’s Bell and Vertigo’s Gabriel Mason are exec producing.