First Trailer For John Singleton’s Abduction Starring Taylor Lautner


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.

Get more images and videos in our “Abduction” preview page.

Author: Brent McKnight

Brent McKnight lives in Seattle with his dogs. He likes beards, movies where things explode, and overcast skies. His three favorite movies are "Rubin and Ed", "A Bittersweet Life", and "Out for Justice". He wishes his knees didn't hurt. On Twitter @BrentMMcKnight
  • Whohar99

    looks cool. will keep an eye out.

  • Dedpool

    “If Looks Could Kill” was hilarious but that was more a spoof then anything. This looks to be more serious. But the scene you decribed would actually be kinda cool. LOL. This also reminds me of the anime “Spriggan” for some odd reason.

  • Nix

    Mark my words, someone will write, “Bourne for the new generation” somewhere, and the PR people will use it in the film’s ads. They want this thing to be Bourne Jr. so badly it’s painful.

    • Dedpool

      You basically did, but it was sarcastic so they wont use it. LOL. “Bourne: The Highschool Years,” and “Bourne Jr.” Classic.

  • Lexavi80

    I pretty much like the look of the movie and the direction the story goes, however I didn’t believe in Lautner’s performance.

    Nothing against him. I actually like the kid, but I didn’t believe his acting. not in this movie anyway. Hope it goes well.

    • Brent

      I’m really curious to see if he can carry an entire action movie.