Years ago, The Twilight Saga star Taylor Lautner was set for the lead role in Max Steel, a feature film adaptation of Mattel’s action figure toy line and animated series. However, that project later fell apart, just like the Stretch Armstrong project he decided to do instead of Max Steel. However, Mattel pushed forward and still figured out a way to get their Max Steel movie made, and the first trailer has just arrived from Japan.
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Taylor Lautner‘s business people have been great about attaching him to a series of films in the wake of New Moon‘s outrageous success. The sum total of all the efforts has been to push his level of exposure and price tag higher and higher. But something had to give, and while it seemed like Lautner would be able to make several of the films he was attached to, a few are gradually falling away. He won’t do the ‘junior Top Gun‘ film Northern Lights, for one. The latest is Max Steel, which has been dumped in favor of Stretch Armstrong. Read More »
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UPDATE: Nikki Finke says this is a done deal; Paramount has hired Lautner and is going full-steam ahead with the film. Original article follows.
You knew something like this had to happen: with the runaway success of New Moon, shirtless jailbait Taylor Lautner is naturally going to be the object of many a producer’s casting aspirations. The first picture to lock him up could well be Max Steel, an adaptation of the toy line and animated series that Paramount is putting together. Could be worse, right? He could be cast in a project that you care about. Read More »
We mentioned in Page 2last week that Paramount Pictures had acquired the rights to develop a movie based on the Mattel action figure and animated series Max Steel. We stuck the story in Page 2 because we didn’t have any more details at the time, but now that the official trades story has broken, we have some new details.
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