Lionsgate has released the first trailer for John Singleton’s Abduction, a chase thriller starring breakout Twilight star Taylor Lautner. Of course, they debuted it on MTV:
In case you missed it, we peeked
at a draft of Shawn Christensen’s script last year following the
studio bidding war to acquire its rights. Essentially, the plot follows
Nathan (Lautner), a “t-shirt and jeans type” and an ordinary high
school teenager who discovers his parents (Maria Bello
and Jason Isaacs) aren’t who they claim to be. When
shady gunmen show up on his doorstep, Nathan and his classmate Karen (Lily
Collins) go on the run.
The trailer is about what I expected, a young Bourne meets the
paranoia of Eagle Eye and the mystery of Wanted. But
while its flashy set pieces make for an exciting trailer, the simple
trajectory and weak pay-off are sure to frustrate anyone expecting more
than a sizzle reel to pad Lautner’s short resume.