“Twilight Saga” star Taylor Lautner has another potential movie franchise in his sights: Teenage superhero Max Steel.
Lautner’s team is talking with Paramount about having the breakout star of “New Moon” lead a “Max Steel” movie, the LA Times’ Hero Complex blog reports. The studio acquired rights to the character, which began as a Mattel action figure and spawned an animated series that ran earlier this decade.
The cartoon series was about a 19-year-old extreme-sports athlete who was exposed to nanotechnology, which fused with his body to make him nearly invulnerable. He then goes to work for a secret government agency. Here’s a look at the cartoon:
Lautner will host “Saturday Night Live” on Dec. 12 and has two movies due in theaters next year: The romantic comedy “Valentine’s Day” and the third “Twilight” film, “Eclipse.”
UPDATE: Paramount has confirmed to Nikki Finke at Deadline Hollywood that Taylor is indeed cast as action hero Max Steel.
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