A little while back, we asked “Twilight” fans to predict which of the movie’s young actors – from Taylor Lautner to Anna Kendrick to Kellan Lutz – would become the biggest Hollywood A-lister in the years to come. You can still cast your vote, but it sure looks like Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart are your consensus picks at the moment.
This week’s “Twilight” Tuesday shines a spotlight on Cam Gigandet, so it seems only fair to point out that if you focus solely at the current projects these actors have lined up, this guy’s future is so bright he has to wear shades.
“I’m about to head off to Berlin for a movie called ‘Pandorum,’” he told us when he stopped by the MTV studios recently. “It’s a sci-fi thriller movie starring Ben Foster and Dennis Quaid, and it’s an intense movie; it’s going to be good.”
Overseen by German filmmaker Christian Alvart, the film about astronauts with amnesia sounds like a strange mix of “Alien,” “Sunshine” and the original “Saw.” “It’s basically this group of people who are stuck on a spaceship that has left Earth and won’t be going back,” he explained. “So they’re trying to find a different place to live, basically, and things go horribly wrong. It’s about them figuring out the problem.”
Cryptically teasing that “Pandorum,” is a sci-fi flick that “could be in the future, but it could not be,” Gigandet is also holding out faint hope that Oliver Stone can resurrect his My Lai Massacre drama “Pinkville” (Gigandet was set to star alongside Bruce Willis and Channing Tatum before script and strike concerns scuttled the flick). “I hope [it gets made] but I have my doubts,” he sighed. “My fingers are crossed. You never know what can happen in Hollywood.”
Gigandet will finally play a good guy in January’s horror flick “The Unborn,” and also has films coming up opposite Val Kilmer (the supernatural thriller “Silver Cord”) and Shane West (the military action film “Kerosene Cowboys”), and an interesting little indie movie as well.
“‘Kid Cannabis’ is a movie that I love,” Gigandet said of the based-on-a-true-story flick scheduled to be directed by “Turistas” filmmaker John Stockwell. “It’s based on a ‘Rolling Stone’ article about a 19-year-old kid and his best friend. I play the best friend, and the two of us start smuggling marijuana from Canada into Idaho and make $68 million before we got caught. It’s wild!”
Alright gang, here’s your “Twilight” Tuesday question of the week: Would you ever want Catherine and Stephenie to figure out a way to bring James back for the sequels? Or will you be okay with saying goodbye to Cam after the first film?