According to Variety, Twilight star Taylor Lautner
signed on to star in teenage superhero movie “Max Steel
” for Paramount Pictures.
With the success of “Transformers” and “GI Joe,” the studio is trying to get more franchises up and running.
Lautner will play Josh McGrath, a 19-year-old extreme-sports athlete who is accidentally exposed to the unleashed power of nanotechnological machines, which become part of him and give him increased strength, near-invulnerability and the ability to change his appearance.
The Max Steel toy line first came out in 1999 and was immediately turned into a CG-animated television series that ran from 2000-02. It also later spawned a video game, five animated movies, as well as the “Turbo Missions” series of one-minute clips that ran on the Cartoon Network in 2008.
and Chad Damiani
are writing the script for the film.