First Trailer for ABDUCTION Starring Taylor Lautner

     April 13, 2011


The first trailer for the action thriller Abduction, starring Taylor Lautner, has been released. Directed by John Singleton (Boyz n the Hood) the thriller centers around a young man who sets out to uncover the truth after finding a baby photo of himself listed on a missing persons website. While Lautner’s acting still seems a bit too ham-fisted to be taken seriously, the supporting cast is fairly impressive and some of the action sequences actually looked pretty cool. I understand Lautner’s desire to move on to bigger and better things post-Twilight, but the guy’s no Tom Cruise.

Abduction stars Lautner, Lily Collins, Sigourney Weaver, Danny Glover, Alfred Molina, Michael Nyqvist, Maria Bello, and Jason Isaacs. The film is set to be released on September 23rd. Hit the jump to watch the trailer.

Here’s the trailer (via MTV):

Here’s the official synopsis:

What would you do if you found your own picture on a missing persons website?  Teen Nathan Harper (Taylor Lautner) finds himself facing this very dilemma. Setting out to uncover his real identity, Nathan quickly learns his parents are far from who they say they are. When the police, government agents and shadowy figures start to pursue him, Nathan’s quest for the truth erupts into a full-blown “Bourne”-like man-on-the-run thriller.


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  • BMW328

    oh man I was hoping Lautner would improve a little bit from the Twilight movies, but this looks like he regressed. Cool cast, but geez it sounded like he was reading off of a cue card first run through.

  • kure

    tom cruise was not TOM CRUISE when he was 18.give this kidd a chance.anyway movie does look good,and seeing how i read the script i am looking forward to this.

    • Shmojo Jojo

      No but he was TOM CRUISE when he was 21. I don’t think no charisma Lautner has it in him become what Cruise was in risky business in two years.

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  • Fakenamme101

    Terrible dialogue – CHECK
    Predictable plot – CHECK
    Cheesy love interest – CHECK
    Taylor Lautner taking his shirt off – X

    Box office prediction – 70million

    The action looks okay.

  • rocky

    I agree with kure. Hopefully the kid’ll get better but for now I’m sure he’ll be relying on the action to carry his films and this actually looks pretty good.

  • someone

    It looks good, be a big man and admit it!

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  • Lob Taylor

    Oh my gawd! That was breathtaking and awesome. Fancy dialogue and acting be damned! Show me the line on opening night…please.

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  • Lisa

    This looks awesome. So Taylor Lautner isn’t Oscar worthy. Hello; this isn’t an Oscar movie. I have to say, this looks like a hell of a lot of fun. This is an action movie I’d actually be interested to see. And I’m not typically a fan of action movies.

  • Your mom

    I think it will do well at the box office, but….
    here’s my view. It’s a Jason Bourne-ish type movie. If you can’t at least do it as well or better, why bother trying? If I was the director and I knew I was going to make a movie exactly like (fill in the blank) but that original movie is still going to be 10x better than whatever mess I’m making, I’d feel pretty shitty about myself. I would only make movies that I knew I could bring something original with a unique take on something. This looks like I’ve already seen it before, but better.

  • Lilee

    The Trailer looks a million times better than I expected. The acting wasn’t Oscar material but it looks like a fun ride. Launter really did most of those stunts so no awkward switching to the stunt double. My ticket is bought ladies and gentlemen.

  • pb&j

    I’ll go see it. Like the supporting cast and the kids look like kids (that Taylor did have some good moves). I’m looking to be entertained and block out the real world for 2 hours. Looks “sick” enough to even raid the piggy bank to buy some popcorn to go with it.

  • Al

    So wait… you’re saying those two people who look nothing like Taylor Lautner AREN’T his real parents in the movie?! My world has officially been turned upside down.

  • chris

    this guy needs acting lessons…… and yes actually Tom Cruse was Tom Cruse when he was 18 :D

  • aromcath

    I’m not even going to hate on Lautner, its unnecessary for the near epitome of bad decisions that went into drafting this thing anyway. Which if I ]’m reading this right, someone walked into a meeting and pitched a cut down Bourne, but without the lost American in Europe atmosphere and almost reserved action, while in highschool story and then was countered by the twilight guy needs an action gig.

  • Kelly

    I love Taylor Lautner. I think he’s gorgeous. It’s kind of that you feel wrong for fancying him. I’m 28, have been married for almost two years and have a two month old baby boy. Taylor is amazing. I’d be a cougar for him. But it is wrong.

    • Jim

      You’re not his type.

  • kerry

    This looks really bad. He just cannot hold the screen at all.

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  • lilsis

    Maria Bello and Jason Isaacs getting killed? I didn’t even know they were in this movie!

  • Sabra Jendras

    I would say why are you so amazingly hot? (:
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  • sPaceRobot

    Looks better than I thought it would, might actually be enjoyable, definitely not winning any awards or anything. A little Bourne-ish with a twist I must admit, but those were good movies so it can’t be too much of a bad thing. The kid is definitely no Tom Cruise, but whose to say he’s trying to be. He apparently has been doing martial arts since he was a little kid so he can kick ass for real.
    Hey at least it’s another Twilight movie.

    • sPaceRobot

      *not another Twilight movie*

  • Sara

    The thing is… is not for me….. is for tennagers 13-17 years old….

  • SnackQueen

    I think this looks like a fun movie. Not the best script or the best acting, but thats why it has Danny Glover and Sigourney Weaver in it to pull it along. Lets face it. Vin Diesel isnt the greatest actor either, but people always watch the Fast & Furious movies, not to mention the Chronicles of Riddick; which arent the best movies, but they are still fun to watch. And honestly, I think Tom Cruises acting sucks too. He has been around for so long, everyone thinks he is sooooo wonderful, but he is really just mediocre and kind of over dramatic at times.
    Anyway, I saw Give Taylor Lautner a chance to be a mediocre action star, everyone has their 15 minutes and I’m sure he doesnt want to be known as a “were wolf” forever. Dont hate because you are jealous.

  • SnackQueen

    FOR THE RECORD: Tom Cruise isnt an actor, he is a personality. He only plays himself.

    Think about it before you get your panties in a bunch.

  • Fredowknplay

    This kid is going to be an action star one day… Think Jason Statham in the next 5 years.

  • SPS

    Jacob Black vs. the original Mikael Blomkvist… interesting.

  • Terry

    And all he action will be set in an Abercrombie and Fitch!
    Oh great, a shoot out next to the low rise skinny jean.

  • u bet ur balls!

    looks like taylor acted out the whole movie with only one single face expression and people are impressed- remarkable

    • KorbenDallas

      It’s all in the eyes. Watch the eyes! lol

    • sirdrake

      wow you saw the whole movie in that 1 minute trailer! i wish i had powers like yours!

  • stylus59

    Heres what happens when the protagonist totally ruins the movie.

  • Terry

    A very very big rip-off of the bourne movies.

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  • aaronsullivan

    High School Bourne movie. Nothing wrong with that. Good supporting adults. Action looks decent to maybe even excellent and fun.

    This is maybe the first time I’ve seen Lautner speak –I think he just brooded about in the Twilight trailers, right?– and it’s not good. Seems to have no sense of urgency despite the stuff going on around him.

    I’m still down with the premise. I think I’d really have enjoyed it as a high schooler or younger. For people hating on it being a rip off of Bourne, the original Bourne is a “rip off” of plenty of movies before it and it’s one of my favorite movies. This movie is clearly shifted in its tone to meet a different audience which makes it different enough already in my eyes.

    Hopefully the performance by Lautner isn’t as bad as it looks from the trailer. If it is, than I don’t think I’d be able to stand it personally. For a lot of teenage guys looking for a fun action movie that their dates will be excited to go to as well: this is bingo.

  • CodeNo

    Taylor’s acting from a trailer looks very bad but teenage girls won’t mind that if he bares his chest. They will flock to see it and boys will happily follow them because it’s an action flick. Enough said.

  • darci

    Wow, the trailer looks really amazing….also what a great cast, Alfred Molina and Sigourney Weaver?!?! This should be really good, can’t wait.

    I hope the actual moving has as good of pacing as the trailer, it looks like a full throttle thriller. Also way awesome that they used “Kids” by Sleigh Bells at the end of the trailer…really gets me pumped for the movie!

  • MrsLautner

    cant wait to watch it…… okay so taylor lautner’s actings isnt that wow i dont thhink he’s used to playing anything except a werewolf give him some time

    the plot looks really good and i think people will go to watch it because he’s hot so all the girls will go and the guys cant say no to guns and bombs so if you dont like it nobody is forcing you to go watch it

  • WTF

    Lame…I have no problem with the cast accept Lautner….he’s just awful and not a real actor.

    Whats the appeal?

    This is a just a teen version of Jason Bourne.

    • RayRay

      firstly its not lame
      secondly whats wrong with taylor lautner
      and thirdly the appeal is that its an action packed movie with a good plot and a really good cast including lautner

      and i havent watched jason bourne to comment on that

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  • KickYouInTheNickles

    might be a good movie if LAUTNER didnt talk like Michael Jackson……..with that said…………….RED BOX!

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  • NotGood

    He was never a good actor, the ladies were just to busy staring at his pecs to realize.

  • GJ

    Gosh it is thrilling to be proven right. I am A Twlight fan and i have been saying it. I have been saying for two years now on Twilight fansites and i have been right all along. HE SUCKS. The Tweens did not show up and the boyfriends that everyone thought the girls would bring in definitely did not show up. As much as i wanted him to fail, even i could not have hope for this disaster. Vicious reviews, critics attacking his looks, 10.9 in box office for this unholy mess. People laughing at him in this movie, people walking out of the theaters which by the way was half full. $70 million? He will be lucky if Lionsgate make back the $35 million they invested in this mess. He is not a Movie Star. He is one and done. Thank God.

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