Twilight hunk Taylor Lautner gets another chance to tease fans in a new trailer for his upcoming film “Abduction,” in which he plays a teen who discovers his cushy surburban life is really a deadly sham.
The new trailer, the second released to promote Lautner’s first post-Twilight starring role, features the hunky actor showing off his martial arts skills and provides glimpse of his life before he goes on the run.
The picture will be the first big test to see if Lautner can carry his own film outside of the “Twilight” series, where he stars as Jacob Black alongside Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart.
Taylor trained for the role by taking boxing, swimming, taking fight-training and motorcycle lessons. Matt Damon, who played Jason Bourne, also boxed, took fight-training and strength-trained for the role.
Lautner, a former junior world karate champ, says fictional superspy Bourne would likely beat his character in a fight.
“I think Nathan would need a little more training [to fight Jason Bourne],” Lautner told MTV. “Give him a couple years, and we’ll get there.”
Sigourney Weaver, Jason Isaacs and Maria Bello co-star in the John Singleton film.
In the new trailer, Taylor is shown working out with his reputed father and living the good life until he discovers that much of what he knows is a lie.
The clip flashes through several scenes that cut to an intruder gunning down his mother and father, who orders him to run for his life.
He learns the shocking truth during meeting in a diner and also finds out the hard way that he’s also a target.
He hooks up with co-star Lily Collins, daughter of music legend Phil Collins, and begins a quest to find out who’s after him and why.
Taylor, who has made no secret of his ambition to be an action star — earned praise from his Abduction co-star (and rumored girlfriend).
“[Nathan is] very Jason Bourne-esque, of course, with his own twist on it,” said Collins, 22.
“It’s a complete departure from Jacob [Black in Twilight]. I think [Taylor] brings an aspect people haven’t seen yet and [it’s] very, very exciting.”
Similarly, Abduction co-star Isaacs gushed over Lautner’s incredible athletic skills.
“He’s a martial arts prodigy,” said Isaacs. “Even at 11 he looked like Bruce Lee. He’s a phenomenon; he’s like a gold-medal gymnast.”
Abduction comes out in September 2011. Check out the trailer below; Click to go.