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I hope someone in Vegas is laying odds on the future of Taylor Lautner‘s career. He escaped being fired after the first Twilight film, became one of the main draws of the second and third movies, and has seen a lot of ink devoted to deals made in his name for mainstream movies outside of the Twilight franchise.
But none of those movies have opened yet, so we don’t know if young Mr. Lautner can carry a film on his own. So every time I read an article like Deadline’s latest, which talks up his attachment to Incarceron and another new ‘international spy thriller’ set up at New Regency, I’m inclined to agree with the people who say the actor just has the best PR team on earth.
But back to Incarceron. Deadline says that Blake Lively, Jennifer Lawrence and Emma Watson are the frontrunners to join the actor in that adaptation of Catherine Fisher‘s novel about a futuristic prison world. Read More »
It’s been quiet in the Taylor Lautner camp for the past couple months. That’s because he’s been busy, first shooting the thriller Abduction with director John Singleton, and now shooting the first of two parts of the final Twilight film, Breaking Dawn.
But with Twilight‘s end approaching, he’s in a position to continue lining up projects. One is an adaptation of Catherine Fisher‘s novel Incarceron, set in a massive futuristic prison. Read More »
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Fox 2000 has won a bidding war with at least two other studios for the rights to make a big screen adaptation of British author Catherine Fisher‘s novel Incarceron. The book, which was released in the UK in 2007, reached stateside just a few weeks back, and is already on New York Times Bestsellers List. A sequel, Sapphique, was released in the UK in 2008, and is due in the U.S. in January 2011. As you might expect, Fox hopes to turn the young-adult dystopian fantasy into a franchise, ala Harry Potter. No directors or writers are yet attached, but the studio is looking.
The book tells the story of a seventeen-year-old boy named Finn, a descendant of the original prisoners, tries to escape an elaborate futuristic prison world. In the outer world, Claudia, daughter of the Warden of Incarceron, is trapped in her own form of prison a futuristic world constructed beautifully to look like a past era, the 17th century, but run by computers.
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