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Kellan Lutz wants to be our new Bourne

Dec. 1, 2010by:

Yes, he may be all the rage with Twilight fans and Perez Hilton, but the majority of us haven't gotten to know Kellan Lutz terribly well. But now he's pushing hard to be our next big action star, and he's got the muscles for it if nothing else.

His latest quest? Modeling his career after Matt Damon, and that means pushing for the lead role in the Damon-less Bourne reboot, a project the original actor has pretty much frowned upon, but will get made regardless. Here's what he had to say to the NYPost.

"I want to be the Matt Damon of my generation. Someone who can do a serious drama and then a really funny movie like “The Informant" and then kick some butt in The Bourne franchise. I want to get my hands on something like that because I’m very athletic, I love action movies – I love those real world action heroes. I look up to Matt Damon’s career. He’s a very intelligent actor and person. I try and study what he does.

(About Bourne) I have been throwing many hats into that ring. I’ve had a couple great meetings and it’s something I’m really pushing for as much as I can. That's one role I want. I want it baaaad."

What do you think of Lutz from what you've seen of him so far? He'll be appearing in IMMORTALS as Poseidon where we'll get a better look at him, but I'd say we always need more action stars, so I'm not opposed to him giving it his all.

Do you think if there has to be a young Bourne movie, that he's the one for the job?

Extra Tidbit: "But you know what, if it helps the movie by bringing in two more people who just want to see me shirtless, great."
Source: NYPost

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6:33AM on 12/02/2010
Come on people... Give the guy a break. The fact that he didn't had very good parts, doesn't mean he can't act. Give him a chance to proove you wrong! As for Bourne, yes, I can't see anyone else than Damon either, but I'm pretty sure people had the same reaction when Sean Connery left the Bond franchise... So who knows ?!
Come on people... Give the guy a break. The fact that he didn't had very good parts, doesn't mean he can't act. Give him a chance to proove you wrong! As for Bourne, yes, I can't see anyone else than Damon either, but I'm pretty sure people had the same reaction when Sean Connery left the Bond franchise... So who knows ?!
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2:04AM on 12/02/2010

Ha

This guy can suck his own dick while killing 40 bad guys at the same time...and he still would never live up to the badass Bourne that Damon made him.
This guy can suck his own dick while killing 40 bad guys at the same time...and he still would never live up to the badass Bourne that Damon made him.
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11:27PM on 12/01/2010

That D-list Twilight asshole??

NOOOOOO!
NOOOOOO!
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10:59PM on 12/01/2010
You guys are waaaay too harsh on Twilight castmembers. Well, except for Ashley Greene.
You guys are waaaay too harsh on Twilight castmembers. Well, except for Ashley Greene.
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10:52PM on 12/01/2010

Replace Bourne with a new actor?

This could never work. It would be like hiring a new actor to play James Bond or something ...
This could never work. It would be like hiring a new actor to play James Bond or something ...
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12:12AM on 12/02/2010
Don't rip off Nite Owl's comment.
Don't rip off Nite Owl's comment.
9:32PM on 12/02/2010
Uh..They did and Daniel Craig killed it. Deranged=FAIL
Uh..They did and Daniel Craig killed it. Deranged=FAIL
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8:45PM on 12/01/2010

Let Me Add...

No replacement Bourne actors! Matt Damon has done a terrific job as Jason Bourne and the films were very successful. There is no reason to reboot this franchise except studio greed.
I could accept another Damon/Bourne film in the series but not a remake of something that's current cinema, fun to watch and still timely subject matter.
No replacement Bourne actors! Matt Damon has done a terrific job as Jason Bourne and the films were very successful. There is no reason to reboot this franchise except studio greed.
I could accept another Damon/Bourne film in the series but not a remake of something that's current cinema, fun to watch and still timely subject matter.
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8:35PM on 12/01/2010

Meh.

I wasn't planning on seeing the Damonless Bourne film anyways, so I don't give a shit.
I wasn't planning on seeing the Damonless Bourne film anyways, so I don't give a shit.
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7:49PM on 12/01/2010
Hmm. He certainly looks up for the part. We'll see about this.
Hmm. He certainly looks up for the part. We'll see about this.
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7:46PM on 12/01/2010
Their trying to turn Bourne into the American James Bond but I'm not sure it'll work. Fans will reject anyone who isn't Matt Damon playing Bourne just like if someone else were to play John McClane or Rambo.
Their trying to turn Bourne into the American James Bond but I'm not sure it'll work. Fans will reject anyone who isn't Matt Damon playing Bourne just like if someone else were to play John McClane or Rambo.
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9:06AM on 12/02/2010
But actors other than Damon and Willis *have* played the Bourne and McClane characters.

Richard Chamberlain was Bourne in the 1988 adaptation of 'The Bourne Identity' and Frank Sinatra played "John McClane" (before he was renamed as such for 'Die Hard') in 'The Detective' back in 1968. Neither of those guys were irreplaceable, just like none of the Bonds, Holmes or Tarzans are irreplaceable. The characters and the stories they're in are bigger than a single actor.
But actors other than Damon and Willis *have* played the Bourne and McClane characters.

Richard Chamberlain was Bourne in the 1988 adaptation of 'The Bourne Identity' and Frank Sinatra played "John McClane" (before he was renamed as such for 'Die Hard') in 'The Detective' back in 1968. Neither of those guys were irreplaceable, just like none of the Bonds, Holmes or Tarzans are irreplaceable. The characters and the stories they're in are bigger than a single actor.
7:23PM on 12/01/2010

K. Lutz = Klutz

This has to be a direct to video film, right? There's no way some studio would seriously back a Damon-less Bourne film.
This has to be a direct to video film, right? There's no way some studio would seriously back a Damon-less Bourne film.
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7:01PM on 12/01/2010
Wait a minute... if the new Bourne movie it's going to be a Bourne's movie without Bourne, we don`t need a Damon lookalike. Just put Bruce Willis playing another agent.
Wait a minute... if the new Bourne movie it's going to be a Bourne's movie without Bourne, we don`t need a Damon lookalike. Just put Bruce Willis playing another agent.
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6:55PM on 12/01/2010

HOW ABOUT

no.
no.
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5:13PM on 12/01/2010
... Who?
... Who?
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4:36PM on 12/01/2010
While I can't pass judgment on Lutz's potential as an actor just yet, and while he definitely has the build to try for the action genre, if he really wants to make it on his own, he shouldn't try to model so closely his idol. He's liable to just get burned that way.

On the other hand, it seems in Hollywood any actor who actively campaigns for a role is almost guaranteed not to get it (Tom Jane for Jonah Hex, Nathon Fillion for Nathan Drake). So we probably don't have anything to worry about.
While I can't pass judgment on Lutz's potential as an actor just yet, and while he definitely has the build to try for the action genre, if he really wants to make it on his own, he shouldn't try to model so closely his idol. He's liable to just get burned that way.

On the other hand, it seems in Hollywood any actor who actively campaigns for a role is almost guaranteed not to get it (Tom Jane for Jonah Hex, Nathon Fillion for Nathan Drake). So we probably don't have anything to worry about.
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4:20PM on 12/01/2010
He wouldn't last a day.
He wouldn't last a day.
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4:10PM on 12/01/2010
this kid should stick to sweater photo shoots.
this kid should stick to sweater photo shoots.
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4:08PM on 12/01/2010
Oh dear god no. Just no.
Oh dear god no. Just no.
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3:59PM on 12/01/2010

i just hate this dude's name

plus the Twilight association bothers me. unfair? dont care
plus the Twilight association bothers me. unfair? dont care
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3:40PM on 12/01/2010

BREAKING NEWS!


I want to be Johnny Depp.

I want to be Johnny Depp.
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2:32PM on 12/01/2010
Matt Damon you are not and Bourne you will never be. Matt Damon IS Bourne.
Matt Damon you are not and Bourne you will never be. Matt Damon IS Bourne.
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2:07PM on 12/01/2010
Matt Damon is the Matt Damon of our generation. Asshat.
Matt Damon is the Matt Damon of our generation. Asshat.
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1:51PM on 12/01/2010
Who is this douchenozzle?
Who is this douchenozzle?
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1:51PM on 12/01/2010

I'm F*@#$% Matt Damon

No.
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1:50PM on 12/01/2010
Get your fucking hands off my Bourne!
Get your fucking hands off my Bourne!
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1:49PM on 12/01/2010

Crap

This is fucked.

I've got " Rebootitis".

Fuck You, Hollywood!
This is fucked.

I've got " Rebootitis".

Fuck You, Hollywood!
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1:33PM on 12/01/2010
After hearing Lutz' opinion on Matt Damon, I'd say this is by far the most I've ever liked the guy. Aside from the fact that he seems like a good enough guy and has the physique to pull this off, this would really be one of the worst downgrades in a lead role in movie history.
After hearing Lutz' opinion on Matt Damon, I'd say this is by far the most I've ever liked the guy. Aside from the fact that he seems like a good enough guy and has the physique to pull this off, this would really be one of the worst downgrades in a lead role in movie history.
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1:33PM on 12/01/2010

Kellan Lutz wants to be our new Bourne

...not with that stupid name
...not with that stupid name
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1:16PM on 12/01/2010

how about some skills first

try being in a movie where yoyre acting no matter how bad doesnt matter bc the people watching it are dumber than you look in that picture. He looks like a hockey goon.
try being in a movie where yoyre acting no matter how bad doesnt matter bc the people watching it are dumber than you look in that picture. He looks like a hockey goon.
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12:55PM on 12/01/2010
I hope this guy realises that being "the Matt Damon of his generation" doesn't literally mean he has to play all the characters Damon has.
I hope this guy realises that being "the Matt Damon of his generation" doesn't literally mean he has to play all the characters Damon has.
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12:42PM on 12/01/2010
A Bourne movie without the Bourne character...yet, this guy looks like a young Matt Damon and strives to be him. It's not happening man.
A Bourne movie without the Bourne character...yet, this guy looks like a young Matt Damon and strives to be him. It's not happening man.
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12:29PM on 12/01/2010

shut

the fuck up kid. who doesn't want to be matt damon?
the fuck up kid. who doesn't want to be matt damon?
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