Those who’ve been keeping track of Taylor Lautner already know the guy has signed on to star in a number of films that don’t involve him transforming into a werewolf. Unfortunately for one of those films, though, they just lost what could be Hollywood’s next great action star. No, calm down, it’s not Breaking Dawn (15,000 Twilight fans just collectively breathed a sigh of relief), but it is one of the larger toy-based films that Lautner had agreed to star in not long ago.
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I’m talking about Max Steel, which is based on the Mattel toy line and was set to follow a teen sports star who is unwittingly exposed to a bunch of tiny microscopic nanomachines which, when charged, give him superpowers. Our half robot-half teenager then uses these powers to fight the evil members of a spy organization, as well as several monsters, mutants and other robots.
The problem with the project, though (according to Vulture), was that apparently Mattel wasn’t working fast enough to satisfy Lautner, who decided to drop the project and focus entirely on Stretch Armstrong, another toy-based film that’s based on a Hasbro toy. And because Hasbro has already been heavily involved in the movie-making business (see: Transformers), they were more on the ball than Mattel was, hence Lautner’s decision to simply stick with one based-on-a-toy movie for now.
Which toy flick would you rather see Lautner star in? Max Steel, Stretch Armstrong...or neither?
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