Taylor Lautner hits the bigs in his post-Twilight career with the high octane thriller, Abduction, from director John Singleton. Lautner takes on his first solo lead role as Nathan, a young man who uncovers a terrible secret about his birth when he finds his baby photo on a missing persons website. Co-starring Lily Collins, Sigourney Weaver and Alfred Molina, Abduction will hit theaters September 23. It looks exciting, sort of a twist on The Bourne Identity.
I may not be a Team Jacob gal, but I am a huge fan of John Singleton. He has a unique vision that boasts such films as Boyz N The Hood and Four Brothers. What do you think?
In other movie news, Tom Hanks has signed on to the latest Wachowski brothers' project, Cloud Atlas. Based on the visionary novel from David Mitchell, Atlas is an extraordinary tale weaving together six separate, but loosely tied narratives. A nineteenth century Pacific Ocean voyage, a composer who insinuates himself into the home of a mad genius, a publisher with a dangerous best-seller, a journalist investigating a nuclear plant and a cloned human created for slave labor. These stories are arranged around a sixth, a dystopian tale of a post-apocalyptic island and center on the themes of how people enslave one another and how those in power rewrite history. The Wachowskis have been developing this project along with Run Lola Run director Tom Tykwer. I can only imagine what sort of character Hanks will play in this fantastical film.