There has been very little of anything revealed about Abduction, other than three images . . . until today. Considering a major teen heartthrob is starring in the main role, you would think that the studio would have started the buzz about this movie as early as possible. But I guess there is a strategy to keeping things hidden for as long as possible. John Singleton directs Taylor Lautner, Lily Collins, Alfred Molina, Jason Isaacs, Maria Bello, Denzel Whitaker, Michael Nyqvist (Girl With the Dragon Tattoo) and Sigourney Weaver in this action/thriller.
The movie looks to make Lautner an action movie star. He has had plenty of training and stunt work for The Twilight Saga, and it looks like they put that experience to work here. The acting looks a little iffy for Lautner. But the movie has a slew of great actors to back him up. Not the best trailer, but it does its job. The song used towards the end is “Kids” by Sleigh Bells.
Taylor Lautner stars as a young man unwittingly thrust into a deadly world of covert espionage in Lionsgate’s action-thriller, ABDUCTION, directed by John Singleton.
For as long as he can remember, Nathan Harper (Taylor Lautner) has had the uneasy feeling that he’s living someone else’s life. When he stumbles upon an image of himself as a little boy on a missing persons website, all of Nathan’s darkest fears come true: he realizes his parents are not his own and his life is a lie, carefully fabricated to hide something more mysterious and dangerous than he could have ever imagined.
Just as he begins to piece together his true identity, Nathan is targeted by a team of trained killers, forcing him on the run with the only person he can trust, his neighbor, Karen (Lily Collins). Every second counts as Nathan and Karen race to evade an army of assassins and federal operatives. But as his opponents close in, Nathan realizes that the only way he’ll survive – and solve the mystery of his elusive biological father – is to stop running and take matters into his own hands.
Abduction is in theatres September 23, 2011.