August 14th, 2011, by Rob

Abduction - Movie2k Movie PosterMovie2k Movies – Abduction Synopsis

Abduction is an upcoming American action thriller film, directed by John Singleton, and starring Taylor Lautner, Lily Collins, Sigourney Weaver, Maria Bello, Jason Isaacs and Alfred Molina.

The film is about a teenager who finds out that his parents are not really his when he sees his baby picture on a missing persons website. The film is set to be released by Lionsgate on September 23, 2011.



Movie2k Movies – Abduction Plot

For as long as he can remember, Nathan Price (Taylor Lautner) has had the uneasy feeling that he is living someone else’s life. When he stumbles upon an image of himself as a little boy on a missing persons website, all of Nathan’s darkest fears come true: he realizes his parents are not his own and his life is a lie, carefully fabricated to hide something more mysterious and dangerous than he could have ever imagined.

Just as he begins to piece together his true identity, Nathan is targeted by a team of trained killers, forcing him on the run with the only person he can trust, his neighbor, Karen (Lily Collins). Every second counts as Nathan and Karen race to evade an army of assassins and federal operatives. But as his opponents close in, Nathan realizes that the only way he will survive and solve the mystery of his elusive biological father is to stop running and take matters into his own hands. Karen and Nathan’s only choice lies ahead of them.


Movie2k Movies – Abduction Cast


Movie2k Movies – Abduction Production Notes

Lionsgate bought screenwriter Shawn Christensen’s spec script for Abduction in February 2010, with actor Taylor Lautner attached to the film. The studio won a bidding war for the screenplay, acquiring it for $1 million. Gotham Group and Vertigo Entertainment had developed the script, based on a story idea by Gotham’s Jeremy Bell.

Lionsgate rushed to start filming in July, due to Lautner’s schedule to begin work on the last two Twilight films for Summit Entertainment. Writer Jeffrey Nachmanoff was hired to work on the screenplay, and John Singleton signed on to direct in March. Ellen Goldsmith-Vein, Lee Stollman, Roy Lee, and Doug Davison are producing the film, with Jeremy Bell and Gabriel Mason executing producing. Lautner’s father, Dan Lautner, is also producing, the first film from their Tailor Made Entertainment label. Variety estimated the budget to be around $40 million.

Principal photography began on July 12, 2010 in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area. Lionsgate returned to the region due to tax benefits from Pennsylvania’s tax credit program, after filming My Bloody Valentine 3DWarrior, and The Next Three Days there in 2008 and 2009. An open casting call for extras held at Carnegie Mellon University drew over 900 people in June, many of whom were teenage fans of the Twilight film series.

Many of the film’s scenes were shot in suburban Mount Lebanon, and some others in Forward Township. Scenes were shot at Hampton High School in Hampton Township, a suburb north of Pittsburgh. The school’s name and mascot, the Talbot, will appear in the film, as well as real students, cheerleaders, and the marching band. Production will continue in Pittsburgh, Mount Lebanon, Greensburg and Hampton Township, and is expected to last into September 2010.

A trailer for Abduction debuted on April 13th, 2011 when Lautner met with, which was then followed by a live chat.



RSS feed for comments on this post. •

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.