Friday, December 4, 2009

Taylor Lautner as Max Steel?

Now that New Moon mania is in full effect its time for Taylor Lautner to capitalize on his new found fame. Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart both have several films in development and production, so Lautner needs to start making some career decisions. According to the LATimes, the young actor is in talks to headline one of the many toy adaptations headed our way.

Following in the footsteps of Transformers and G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra, Lautner may take on the lead role in Max Steel. The Mattel based toy line hit stores in 2001, pulled in $100 million in worldwide business within its first year, and went on to spawn a successful animated series.

If Lautner takes on the role he would play Steel, a 19 year old extreme-sports athlete who is accidentally exposed to the unleashed power of nanotechological machines, which become part of him and (in the old show, at least) give him increased strength, near-invulnerability and the ability to change his appearance.
Due to Lautner’s background in martial arts and gymnastics, the “extreme” part of the character shouldn’t be hard for him to pull off. The actor’s recent surge in popularity has made him a hot commodity with the major studios, due to his ability to bring in female fans. Even though Max Steel sounds like a great starring vehicle for the actor, the screenplay hasn’t been completed, which means it might be a while before we actually see him in the role.

What do you think about Taylor Lautner starring as Max Steel?