John Singleton Front Runner to Direct Taylor Lautner in Abduction

“Abduction” will be an intriguing movie — can a Taylor Lautner movie sans the “Twilight” moniker open a film? That’s what Hollywood is betting on because Lautner’s latest, the thriller “Abduction” looks like it might just go into production before any of the many, many movies that he’s been recently linked to, including the big-budget “Stretch Armstrong” franchise. According to the LATimes, John Singleton of “Boyz in the Hood” fame is the front runner to direct Lautner, but he might have to fight off Gary Fleder (“Things to Do in Denver When You’re Dead”) first.

The “Bourne”-esque “Abduction” has Lautner playing a teen who discovers that his past might be a lie when he stumbles across his baby picture in a missing-persons database. A chase ensues as the teen goes in search of his real identity, and somehow the Government and shadowy spooks get involved. Lionsgate paid a cool $1 million for the spec script by first-timer Shawn Christensen.

Production on “Abduction” may get going as early as this Summer.

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  • Macgyver

    Every single baby looks like every other damned baby so how the hell would you know that its YOUR baby picture on a missing persons db unless you have a giant birth mark or something? I can’t wait to find out how he stumbles across a picture on a missing persons db. Every reason I can think of is….unpleasant

  • Macgyver

    Every single baby looks like every other damned baby so how the hell would you know that its YOUR baby picture on a missing persons db unless you have a giant birth mark or something? I can’t wait to find out how he stumbles across a picture on a missing persons db. Every reason I can think of is….unpleasant

    • Nicole

      He is looking on the missing persons db for a school project with his girlfriend.

    • Nicole

      He is looking on the missing persons db for a school project with his girlfriend.

  • Macgyver

    Every single baby looks like every other damned baby so how the hell would you know that its YOUR baby picture on a missing persons db unless you have a giant birth mark or something? I can’t wait to find out how he stumbles across a picture on a missing persons db. Every reason I can think of is….unpleasant

    • Nicole

      He is looking on the missing persons db for a school project with his girlfriend.

  • Ronnia

    I don’t know about anybody else but who in the world would give the cops a picture of their baby right when they cut the cord to put on the back of a milk box or missing persons. Come on now it’s a movie, am pretty sure it’s going to be an older picture and yes you CAN tell all babies apart. A guy would probaly give away his own kid after birth but, Try giving a mother the wrong baby after she just stared at them for 5 hours after 16 hours of labor. But this is a movie, and sounds like it going to be a good one.lol

  • Ronnia

    I don’t know about anybody else but who in the world would give the cops a picture of their baby right when they cut the cord to put on the back of a milk box or missing persons. Come on now it’s a movie, am pretty sure it’s going to be an older picture and yes you CAN tell all babies apart. A guy would probaly give away his own kid after birth but, Try giving a mother the wrong baby after she just stared at them for 5 hours after 16 hours of labor. But this is a movie, and sounds like it going to be a good one.lol

  • Ronnia

    I don’t know about anybody else but who in the world would give the cops a picture of their baby right when they cut the cord to put on the back of a milk box or missing persons. Come on now it’s a movie, am pretty sure it’s going to be an older picture and yes you CAN tell all babies apart. A guy would probaly give away his own kid after birth but, Try giving a mother the wrong baby after she just stared at them for 5 hours after 16 hours of labor. But this is a movie, and sounds like it going to be a good one.lol