Doesn't it seem like light years ago that people were speaking of Taylor Lautner as a hot commodity? Technically, of course, he still is: Abduction, his first big solo project, hasn't yet been released, and therefore, by the laws of the universe, cannot have yet flopped. But even with a teensy bit of separation from his money-gobbling franchise (Twilight: Eclipse dropped all the way back in the middle of last summer), imagining the, let's say, underarticulated Lautner as a movie star can be a tough sell. Then again: Nobody ever gave Arnold Schwarzenegger money for his diction, and if Lautner wants to step up and be that next action hero guy — as all the running and jumping and punching and kicking and exploding and passionate-making-out-in-moving-trains and delivery-of-ridiculous-lines-with-straight-faces exhibited in the Abduction trailer would suggest — we're all for him giving it a try. We also don't mean to come down so hard on the clip. This is a fully enjoyable two and a half minutes, punctuated by one scene we can't quite recall ever seeing in movie before: FBI agents show up to the house to investigate an ostensibly suspicious person, and then have their asses beat by ostensibly suspicious person's parents. Get 'em, Maria Bello!
Most Viewed Stories
Amy Schumer Shares ‘Beautiful, Gross, Strong, Thin, Fat, Pretty, Ugly, Sexy, Disgusting, Flawless’ Annie Leibovitz Photo
Channing Tatum Froze Out His Magic Mike Co-Star After He Stiffed Tatum’s Friend on Rent
What’s New on Netflix: December 2015
George Lucas Explains Why He Edited the ‘Han Shot First’ Scene
Why Jessica Jones’s Kilgrave Is Marvel’s Best Onscreen Villain Yet
The Big Short Will Make You Furious All Over Again About 2008
No, Leonardo DiCaprio Is Not Raped by a Bear in The Revenant
7 Steps to Living a Bill Murray Life, by Bill Murray
How Hollywood Gossips About Netflix’s Hidden Ratings
Fargo Recap: Fully Actualized
Latest News from VultureJeffrey Dean Morgan Is Really F*cking Excited to Play Negan on The Walking Dead
"Is there any heart in Negan?"Do Not Go Back in Time to Stop Will Smith’s High-School Girlfriend From Cheating on Him!
Urgent!Mr. Robot’s Rami Malek Asked His Agents to Clear His Schedule Because Season Two Is So Intense
"It's going to require a lot of energy."Amy, Going Clear Make Oscars Feature-Documentary Short List
So did The Hunting Ground and He Named Me Malala.What’s New on Hulu: December 2015
Everything from Apocalypse Now to Spring Breakers.Hanging With Rob Lowe and Fred Savage, Fall TV’s Odd Couple
“Chemistry is a thing that people try to force in every single project, and it's very rare that it happens."What’s New on Amazon Prime: December 2015
Transparent is back! Rejoice!Jane Fonda on Youth, Sexism, and Her Celeb-Filled Dance Parties
"I’ll ask a few key people like Catherine Keener to bring their playlists."Maddie Ziegler Makes Triumphant Return As Sia’s Dance Surrogate
Sia and Mini Sia, once more.8 Best New Songs of the Week
Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow consciously re-couple and Erykah Badu says "Hello" right back to Adele.
"Darling, do you think you'll ever fuck me again?"Cate Blanchett Offers the Most Gruesome Feral-Cat-Based Metaphor for Being an Actor
Aspiring actors, probably don't talk to Cate.Though Retired, Letterman Has Time to Push Spike Jonze and Bennett Miller on Sexism in Hollywood
Add this to our Top 10 Reasons We Miss Letterman.Fox Is Developing a Rambo TV Show, Since You All Loved Creed So Much
It's a good week to be Sly Stallone.National Board of Review Names Mad Max: Fury Road Best Picture, But Don’t Start Filling Out Your Oscar Pool Just Yet
Last year A Most Violent Year won.New Very Murray Christmas Trailer: Just Call This 1-800 Number to Hang With Clooney, Miley, Chris Rock, and More!
Ho, ho, ho.My Friend 50 Is a New Fox Sitcom About 50 Cent, Not About Another Guy Named 50
Got a show on Fox like it's his birthday.What the Gotham Awards Say About the Oscar Race
How much stock should we put in Spotlight's big night?Brace Yourself for When This College Marching Band Hits the Chorus of Adele’s ‘Hello’
There's slow cheer-dancing and everything.How Hollywood Gossips About Netflix’s Hidden Ratings
Hollywood insiders are spending more time than they’d care to admit trying to uncover the numbers Netflix seems determined to keep hidden.