Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Future Of Film
The 100 Greatest Video Games
Robin Williams: The Big Interview
Kevin Feige:
My Movie Life

The Marvel supremo's pick of the flicks
Subscribe To Empire Today
Save money and get 12 issues for only £25
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
New Mortdecai Character Posters Arrive
Johnny Depp does his best Mortdecai face
Jeremy Renner Talks Matt Damon And Bourne
'I love the idea of Greengrass and Damon'
New Imitation Game Trailer Lands Online
Benedict Cumberbatch's Enigma variations
Warner Bros. Planning I Am Legend Reboot
It could be the start of a new, Will Smith-free franchise
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
13 October 2013
Relativity Puts Stretch Armstrong Back In The Toy Chest
The company has ditched the film...
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 (2012)
Empire Star Rating
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 (2011)
Empire Star Rating
Abduction (2011)
Empire Star Rating
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010)
Empire Star Rating
Valentine's Day (2010)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Taylor Lautner Could Be Max Steel
Paramount may turn him into a toy

04 December 2009  |  Written by James White  |  Source: LA Times

submit to reddit

In the minds of his older female Twilight fans, Taylor Lautner is already something of a toy boy. But he could be a literal toy if Paramount decides to cast him in its Max Steel film.

Nothing is anywhere close to official yet, so take this with the requisite pinch of rumour salt (it tastes like broken dreams, in case you were wondering), but the LA Times reports that the studio is considering him as teenage hero Max.

The Mattel toy line arrived in shops back in 1999 and featured an extreme sports athlete named Josh McGrath who is inadvertently exposed to nanobots. They give him super-strength, near-invulnerability and the power to change his appearance at will.

JP Lavin and Chad Damiani are penning the script, so the movie itself has only just started trundling through the halls of development hell. But you can see why Paramount would want the New Moon co-star - with luck, he is can attract his sizable female following and tie it to the Transformers action crowd. Let's just hope he keeps his shirt on a bit more if he takes the job...
 


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Entourage: The Movie?
Hug it out on the big screen, bitches
Todd Field Accepts The Creed Of Violence
Update: He's got the funds to make it

Your Comments

Let's hope he doesn't... More

Posted by Revstar at 10:30 on 05 December 2009 | Report This Post

SPECIAL FEATURE
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time EMPIRE READERS' POLL: THE 301 GREATEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME
You turned out in your hundreds and thousands, and here are the results... Browse the full list


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
The Hateful Eight - The Story So Far
We delve into the short but tangled history of Quentin Tarantino’s latest

Gallery: Unseen Star Wars Poster Concept Artwork
JW Rinzler takes us through a history of the franchise in jaw-dropping art

The Future Of Film: Lasers Will Save 3D (If Your Cinema Is Big Enough)
Big will be beautiful in the brave new world of frickin' laser beam projection

The Bond Girls Who Made It Big
The actresses who overcame the curse of 007 to forge successful careers

The Future Of Film: A Woman Will Direct Star Wars
No longer a men’s club, Hollywood is going to start opening its doors...

The Empire Podcast #130: Interviews With Rosamund Pike, Lee Child And Antoine Fuqua
The Gone Girl star, Jack Reacher author and The Equalizer director pop in for a chat

The 50 Greatest Voice Performances In Movies
Who has the most talented tonsils in town?

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 12 Issues Of Empire For Only £25!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save money on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 12 issues of Empire for just £25!
Get the world's greatest movie magazine delivered straight to your door! Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)