Posted on Friday, February 12th, 2010 by Peter Sciretta
Russ mentioned in his Casting Notes post earlier today that a bunch of studios were in a bidding war for The Twilight Saga: New Moon star Taylor Lautner‘s next project — a Bourne-styled action film called Abduction. Rumor has it that Dreamworks has won the bidding war.
Update: Dreamworks has contacted us and the studio claims that they did not place the winning bid. We’ll update when more details are available.
I’m not sure how much the deal was for, but screenwriter Shawn Christensen‘s last spec screenplay Karma Coalition sold for close to a million dollars, and that was without any star attachments packaged with the deal.
I know that the involvement of Lautner might scare non-Twilight fans from reading further — but let me tell you, the more I hear about this script, the cooler it sounds. It’s a very high concept idea, which I think most of the /Film audience might dig. More details, after the jump.
Abduction follows a teenager named Nathan “who has long felt disconnected from his parents, and figures out why. That unleashes a chain of violent events.”He figures out a deep dark secret — his parents kidnapped him as a child and raised him as their own. This realization unlocks a huge conspiracy, and Nathan and his girlfriend must go on the run. I’ve heard it’s Bourne meets Hitchcock for the Twilight crowd.