December 10, 2010 09:50:32 GMT
The actor has signed up to portray a boy who has lived his entire life on Incarceron, a savage, futuristic prison society, in the upcoming sci-fi movie adaptation of the novel.
Fox 2000 Pictures has paid Taylor Lautner to get himself imprisoned. Deadline Hollywood reports the 18-year-old actor has signed up to star in "Incarceron", which is based on Catherine Fisher's young adult novel of the same title.
Lautner will portray Finn, who has lived his entire life on Incarceron, a savage, futuristic prison society. He meets Claudia, the daughter of the warden, who is trapped in her own prison, a futuristic world constructed beautifully to look like the 17th Century. She knows nothing of Incarceron except that it exists. She and Finn find a crystal key at the same time and it allows them to communicate and try to create an escape plan for Finn.
According to Deadline, beside taking a lead role, the "Twilight" hunk is also likely to produce the movie along with John Palermo. Adam Cooper and Bill Collage, who work on upcoming Universal Pictures comedy "Tower Heist", are writing the script for "Incarceron", but no director is attached to the film yet.
Taylor Lautner is currently in production for "The Twilight Saga's Breaking Dawn Part I" and "The Twilight Saga's Breaking Dawn Part II" which are shot back to back. He is additionally on board to star in "Abduction" and "Stretch Armstrong".