We're not exaggerating when we say you've never seen[movieperson id="373803"]Taylor Lautner[/movieperson] like this — leading man, action hero, devoid of any supernatural powers. We say that because, until now, the trailer for the 19-year-old actor's upcoming thriller "Abduction" has been under wraps. But as part of "MTV First: Taylor Lautner," we're exclusively debuting the first-ever look at footage from the movie, which hits theaters September 23.
"It's crazy for me to actually watch the trailer, because I've been envisioning this movie put together for so long — ever since I read the script," Lautner told us at the start of a 30-minute chat. "Just to see it all together now is really exciting."
Lautner plays a teen named Nathan, who's always felt something wasn't quite right. As he puts it in the trailer, "Sometimes I feel different. I walk around like everybody else, but inside I just feel like I'm a stranger in my own life." He's right. After stumbling upon his baby picture on a missing-persons website and reaching out to his birth parents, Nathan finds himself caught up in a world of underground spies and death-defying stunts.
Those stunts are very much on display in the new trailer. He rides a motorcycle through the woods, gets into a fight on a moving train, scales scaffolding and slides down glass roofing. Oh, and he makes time for a steamy kiss with co-star Lily Collins. All the while, Nathan's on the run from a CIA agent (Alfred Molina) who intends to apprehend him.
"It's a great story, it's a great character, there are a lot of great characters, there's a lot of action, it's fun," Lautner said. "Also, I knew it was going to be challenging, so I was looking forward to that."
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