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Today brings us the first trailer for John Singleton’s new action film “Abduction”, which stars Taylor Lautner, you know, that perennially shirtless werewolf kid from the “Twilight” movies.
Here’s a synopsis:
What would you do if you found your own picture on a missing persons website? Teen Nathan Harper (Lautner) finds himself facing this very dilemma. Setting out to uncover his real identity, Nathan quickly learns his parents are far from who they say they are. When the police, government agents and shadowy figures start to pursue him, Nathan’s quest for the truth erupts into a full-blown “Bourne”-like man-on-the-run thriller.
My first impression is that this is like “Bourne: The High School Years”, one of those stories where the character all of sudden remembers that he’s not really a nobody, he’s actually a secret badass. Only this time he’s in high school. Can’t you imagine a scene where Lautner kicks the crap out of someone then stares at his own fists and says something along the lines of, “I know kung fu?” Does anyone else remember the 1991 Richard Grieco vehicle “If Looks Could Kill”? I see some similarities. “Abduction” could turn out to be a kickass action movie, or it could wind up being ridiculous. Either way it promises to be fun. That long slide off of the roof of a building is pretty sweet.
In addition to Lautner, the cast is really good. “Abduction” features Lily Collins, Sigourney Weaver, Danny Glover, Maria Bello, Alfred Molina, and Mykel Nyqvist, it hits theaters September 23, 2011.
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