Watch: Taylor Lautner Goes Jason Bourne in First 'Abduction' Trailer

April 13, 2011
Source: MTV

Abduction Trailer

"Suddenly everyone around me is dying." Lionsgate has debuted the first trailer via MTV for Abduction, an upcoming thriller starring Taylor Lautner as a boy who discovers he's actually a missing person and goes on an action-filled hunt to find out why and who he really is. I'm going to be honest, as much as I hate Taylor Lautner, this looks surprisingly quite fun. It definitely has a very Jason Bourne plus The Fugitive feel to it, but I think it looks like it might be actually worth seeing this fall. I was not expecting that. In addition to Lautner, this also stars Lily Collins, Alfred Molina, Jason Isaacs, Maria Bello and even Sigourney Weaver.

Watch the first official trailer for John Singleton's Abduction:

A riveting new man-on-the-run thriller centered on a teen named Nathan Harper (Taylor Lautner) who sets out to uncover the truth about his real life after finding his baby photo on a missing persons website.

Abduction is directed by veteran action filmmaker John Singleton, of Boyz n the Hood, Poetic Justice, Rosewood, Shaft, 2 Fast 2 Furious and Four Brothers previously. The screenplay was written by newcomer Shawn Christensen, a songwriter and screenwriter also of the Walter King and Enter Nowhere scripts. Lionsgate is bringing Abduction to theaters everywhere starting September 23rd this fall. Look any good?

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Andrew Geczy on Apr 14, 2011


Totally smooching off u Andrew, nothing against you though, but had to do it up here. Ha, you know all you boys crying and whining below will put on your best dress, a scarf and glasses to conceal ur ugly lonely asses and sneak in to see it!! So go ahead in dig in those tranny trunks to choose ur outfit that day. The guys who actually have a life will go see it with their girls that's for damn sure.

Guest on Apr 14, 2011


lol, no. You're seriously underestimating just how many action movie options are out there for fanboys.

Tracy on Apr 14, 2011


That was complete and utter shit, fuck movies are going to shit these days..

Duh on Apr 14, 2011


oh man... what a waste of a great cast.

Led on Apr 14, 2011


jason bourne for teen girls by the way, it looks like shit

Quynh Truong on Apr 14, 2011


Lol so the fanboys don't like it. What a suprise! I thought they all loved Taylor Lautner and Twilight *sarcasm* I think this looks pretty good. I'm looking forward to seeing it. It looks better than I expected, and I'm a fan of his.

Olivia on Apr 14, 2011


Which colour panties will you be wearing when you see this?

Dirty Dutchman on Apr 14, 2011


Looks good.

Ken7eleven on Apr 14, 2011



Anonymous on Apr 14, 2011


Horrible!!! Whos the old fat man chasing the 16 year old with a gun, yeah great villain in this one.

Anonymous on Apr 14, 2011


I feel Taylor needs some more time and experience before he can pull off a character like this but this is practice I guess. He doesn't seem to be fully engulfed in his role. I don't know if that will always be the case, we'll see. Trailer gets a point for using Silversun Pickups at the beginning though.

Anonymous on Apr 14, 2011


I agree. I don't have anything against this guy for the twilight movies. But when his character spoke in this trailer he didn't convey any weight or substance. There's no sense that what he is experiencing is intense like you would expect in an action movie. It just didn't seem like there was anything there.

Ddkd on Apr 14, 2011


Lautner's acting is so wooden!

ozzie on Apr 14, 2011


This looks like... SHIT!!! Whatever Lautner says, all I hear is, "These pretzels are making me THIRSTY!"

DavidPD on Apr 14, 2011


His face is solid stone, makes Keanu Reeves look like Brando.

Dukephoenix on Apr 14, 2011


movie looks like shit. learn how to act kid.

abby on Apr 14, 2011


jason bourne for tweens

carla on Apr 14, 2011


Yikes. Wow. And all those actors agreed to be in it? Yikes. How does Taylor Lautner have a career?

CisforCinema on Apr 14, 2011


Because he has a damn fine body and sex sells.

Junklekennedy on Jun 22, 2011


No. Not even gonna click play.

Anonymous on Apr 14, 2011


I wanted to spare my eyes and read the comments first lol. There's no way I'm watching this!

Cruzer on Apr 14, 2011


oh thank god i thought it ment laughtner IS jason bourne. WHAT A RELIEF!!!!

stfugtfo on Apr 14, 2011


i'm in no way a twilight fan (never seen em or read), but you guys are so impassioned about hating him. he does look wooden, but there's a few things you're not considering: John Singleton does action well, and it's got a hell of a supporting cast. feels like it could be Lincoln Lawyer quality (competent, leaning good). plus, we've never seen this kid in anything but one of the most popular niche products ever. i'll wait for reviews

lane on Apr 14, 2011


" could be Lincoln Lawyer quality." Are kidding me?

Frank on Apr 14, 2011


I meant "Are you kidding me?" The Lincoln Lawyer was a phenomenal film on so many levels and Matt McConaughey was absolutely scintillating. I don't mean to pick on you Lane but seriously, this is Taylor Lautner we are talking about and this film just looks like a run-of-the-mill action movie.

Frank on Apr 14, 2011


But Lincoln Lawyer looked run of the mill too and it didn't turn out too bad. I'll hold out judgement until I see it but this trailer was entertaining enough to get me interested. I've seen him in one franchise and I can't seriously base my critique of his acting on that because those books and characters were horribly written. I don't think that even an amazing actor could have rescued the Twilight movies.

Vanguard on Apr 15, 2011


Ok, its not that bad guys. The beginning of the trailer was kinda lame with the whole fake parents fighting scene, but the rest was Ok. Looks like a pretty tight cast to me, not to mention the female lead (who appears en The Blind Side) is kinda hot. Looks like a fun thriller and a good start for Taylor Lautner, its like Zac Efron in 17 Again.

Mac 306 on Apr 14, 2011


It's the way he delivers his lines that makes me twitch! I actually had no idea what the plot was going to be. Judging from the title, I really hoped it'd be a cheesy alien movie 😐

fem!anon on Apr 14, 2011


Why is John Singleton directing movies like this? It doesn't look horrid, but I... Sigh. I have no words.

Modern American Man on Apr 14, 2011


John Singleton is garbage.

Sparky on Apr 14, 2011


Dammit I clicked play! it was awful!

Anonymous on Apr 14, 2011


We didnt force you!!!

N. on Jun 23, 2011


Oh man, Im really looking forward to this. Its going to be kickass. Can you see the value put into this. Not only is Lautner in this, but Molina, Bello and Riley Weaver. I CANT WAIT TO SEE THIS MOVIE!!!!.......... ....just kidding. It looks like a POS. But hey, you never know! Ill give it a slight chance until reviews start pouring in, which will most likely be in the 30% range on RTs 😛

I <3 Movies on Apr 14, 2011


Ha, you know you boys crying and whining will put on your best dress, a scarf and glasses to conceal ur ugly lonely asses and sneak in to see it!!

Guest on Apr 14, 2011


Bourne Identity meets Twilight?

Dhiram on Apr 14, 2011


Best part with Denzel Whitaker

Barnaby Barrilla on Apr 14, 2011


Lautner will probably become one of the biggest stars in hollywood given some time, this however looks like a B-movie but with great supporting cast. I wont be watching it but many probably will. As a first starring Vehicle he could have done worse. I predict a new Keanu here.

Loser on Apr 14, 2011


so............. that kid wearing a shirt looked a lot like the douchewolf from twilight.

indyjack on Apr 14, 2011


wow! Can't wait to see the film! it must be terrific 😉 Thank you for sharing!

Life Book on Apr 14, 2011


From all the teenaged boys in the world, why him?

Ricardo Marques on Apr 14, 2011



DwainIBe on Apr 14, 2011


I'm not liking this movie already. The plot sounds exactly like a book that I've read called "Girl, Missing" by an English author and yet it's claimed to be an original screenplay. The only major difference I can find is the fact that the main character in the movie is a boy and the main character in the book is a girl.

Design on Apr 14, 2011


Sharkboy VS. The Milk Carton Conspiracy

Voice of Reason on Apr 14, 2011


I'm sorry...Ovbiously Voldemort has decided to raise Lautner as his evil apprentice...AVADA KEDAVRA!

Psychgoddess89 on Apr 14, 2011

46's so bad...i don't even want to post my original comment...

chilin on Apr 14, 2011


Ill go see this sans the panties - commando style, brothas!! LOL Seriously it looks good except for Lautners wooden acting. The rest of the cast looks good and I like Singleton as a director(Tears of the Sun is one of my all time favs). Btw, it's not just for tween girlies, we've all wished this would've happened to us when we were bored teenagers.

Blackmanju on Apr 14, 2011


Considering Singleton HAD NOTHING to do with Tears of the Sun makes you wrong.

Bloopy2you on Apr 14, 2011


Lautner's voice hasn't even changed yet, he sounds like a 12 year old.

Sparky on Apr 14, 2011


That chicks eyebrows are seriously fucked up.

M.K. Nielsen on Apr 14, 2011


This guy doesn't deserve any roles outside of the Twilight series. He line delivery is robotic and he only has one facial expression.

Taylor Lautner as the tree on Apr 14, 2011


Isn't it funny how the trailer everyone thinks in "shit" has the most posts. Just crazy huh?

Marc Walker on Apr 14, 2011


I have one thing to say. Rebecca Black- Friday.

Lolzors on Apr 27, 2011


Eh...I'd go see it.

Lamar on Apr 14, 2011


I'll be the only absolute non-Lautner fan on this thread that actually thinks that this is a good vehicle for him. This good groom him into an action dude... and even serious leading man one day. As for my man Singleton? I'm glad he's back in the game... but it's time for him to get back to some story driven drama. I miss Boyz N the Hood. Shaft was good... but Fast and Furious 2 was terrible.

Duane on Apr 14, 2011


Movie looks just as good as his twilight career, "garbage"

Dotadestroyer on Apr 15, 2011


You all nay sayers why dont you make a movie or try to act in one so that we can see the crap that you put out......

Pizza1man on Apr 15, 2011


They probably realize they would put out crap so they dont attempt it. Taylor relies on his looks not acting (at least not yet)

Lolzors on Apr 27, 2011


Yikes! I've never so much bad acting in so little time.

Gabriel O. Maldonado on Apr 15, 2011


It should be a documetary films call "Everybody wants to be Borne!" hahahaha what a ripoff.

TTumMM on Apr 15, 2011


This trailer seriously makes me want to by a new Macbook and a bunch of beamers.

Felix on Apr 16, 2011


WTF?!? He didn't turn into a wolf once during the entire trailer? What, didn't they add the effects yet? And he's brillant, they'll never find him at a Pirate's game, nobody ever goes there!!

Wlange4 on Apr 19, 2011


wow looks awesome but i find the acting a bit weak

A5J4DX on Apr 20, 2011


some people on here r pethetic so wat if it looks a bit j bourne i bet you still wach it tho stop critisising every thing you little fags

Glen Garrity on Apr 20, 2011


Wow..... this... this looks pretty awful. Terrible.

Chazzy on Apr 20, 2011


Cast= pretty good Acting= pretty f*cking terrible movie= C- rating but people will see it because of Taylor

Lolzors on Apr 27, 2011



Johnquintin on May 6, 2011


okay men don't be jealous!  That is what is going on, Taylor is sexy, good actor, does his own stunts and needs to develop a role for himself other than wolf boy!  As sexy as that was, he needs to evolve from the teenage high school heart throb! You are all just mad because there is an action movie out that all your women will want to see and lust over!  You wont be able to delve into your action movie all to yourself, we will delve as well.  Sorry guys!  lol  I personally think it looks like a good movie and I am going to watch it for its entertainment value and look at the scenery second..LOL

Joanna on Aug 12, 2011

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