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Taylor Lautner has dropped out of ‘Max Steel’ for ‘Stretch Armstrong’
Just last week we marveled at the sheer number of projects “Twilight” star Taylor Lautner had in development, and perhaps he was starting to feel the pressure too. After dropping out of “Northern Lights” earlier this week, the 18-year-old has parted ways with another project, “Max Steel,” based on the Mattel toy, reports New York magazine’s Vulture blog.
Sources say it was his “Stretch Armstrong” collaboration with rival toy company Hasbro that was the impetus for Taylor’s departure. According to Vulture, Taylor realized Hasbro was doing a better job with its movie properties than Mattel. To wit, the toy company has leveraged board games Candy Land, Battleship and Risk into high-profile projects and had earlier success with a couple small flicks called “G.I. Joe” and “Transformers.” Added one source, “When you sign up to make a movie with Hasbro, you know it will be in theaters a year later.”
Read the article on HollywoodCrush here!
MTV us reporting on Taylor Lautner’s newest project, a movie called “Abduction.”
Lionsgate has bought the script for the thriller “Abduction” and cast the “Twilight” star as a young man who sees his baby picture on a missing persons Web site.
Lionsgate picked up the project after a week-long bidding war for Shawn Christensen’s spec script. Variety reports that the studio paid a sum in the “high six figures” for the script, which the studio will co-produce with Gotham Group, Vertigo Entertainment and Lautner’s production company Tailor Made.
Read the whole article HERE!
Also, MTV has an article on all of Taylor Lautner’s upcoming film projects (for those of us who’ve lost track) which you can check out HERE!
E!Online is reporting that Kristen Stewart will be presenting at the Oscars this year with Taylor Lautner. The Academy Awards will air on March 7, will you be watching? I sure will
“Yeah, I’m going,” Stewart just told me when I asked if we’d be seeing her on March 7 at the Academy Awards. “Me and Taylor are going to present.”
Stewart admits she’s very nervous.
“I’ve been looking at shoes,” she said. “I’m trying to pick shoes that I know I won’t fall down in.”
Read more HERE!
MTV has an exclusive first look at the, 17-inch-tall, Taylor Lautner’s Jacob Black Doll:
Read the full story HERE!