Paramount has confirmed to me exclusively that it’s hired 8-pack-abs Taylor Lautner for the lead in Max Steel, instantly creating perhaps the next young big action star.
This is the Joe Roth-produced project based on the hugely successful Mattel property that’s an international bestseller. The movie will receive a major push planned as Mattel raises its stateside presence with the Paramount release. I’m told Max Steel will be a four-quadrant popcorn movie in the spirit of Iron Man about a 19-year-old extreme sports junkie recruited by a secret agency after an accident infects his body, leaving him with superhuman powers.
I'm guessing the Abs of Steel didn't hurt Taylor's chances with winning this role either, but I"m hoping his acting skills in New Moon wowed some naysayers out there as well
Editors note-- I am a Star Wars superfan although not as much as Twilight. I say and speak of fanboys because I know them and I love them. This is not a Twihard vs Trekkie smackdown. It's a love hug between all of fan nerds out there, regardless of gender. Just have to poke fun sometimes. It will all be ok