Having previously found success with both the Chronicles of Narnia and Toy Story franchises, Disney’s just acquired a pitch for a project that sounds like a combination of the two. The studio has signed a deal to adapt The Stuff of Legend, a graphic novel series published by Th3rd World Studios. Music video and commercial director Pete Candeland is set to direct the live-action/animation hybrid film, from a script by Shawn Christensen (Abduction). More details after the jump.

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After a week-long bidding war for The Twilight Saga: New Moon star Taylor Lautner‘s next project — a Bourne-styled action film called Abduction, Lionsgate has come out the winner.  Rumor has it that Dreamworks had come close to nabbing the project, but that was not the case. 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. Rumor has it that the project sold for close to $1 million.

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. More details, after the jump.

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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.

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