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Untitled Taylor Lautner Action Movie: Summit Entertainment developing the action thriller

  • Taylor Lautner to star in an action thriller, best described as a teenaged "Taken" meets "Die Hard."

  • Summit Entertainment will distribute.

  • Eric Champnella and Grant Thompson have written the screenplay.

  • The story follows a teen whose plans to be an elite soldier are sidelined after an injury. He tries to get on with his life by heading to college. There he meets a girl who convinces him to join her friends on a spring-break trip to Cancun. When his traveling partners are kidnapped and ransomed for the freedom of a drug-cartel leader about to be extradited, the college student uses his warrior skills to rescue them.

  • Filming may start June 2010.

    Thu December 17, 2009 | Source: Variety