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Dec. 18, 2009by: Mike Sampson

DIE HARD might be one of the few perfect action movies (at least in my eyes) so any time a modern day movie tries to evoke the DIE HARD name, I immediately bristle. Especially when that modern day movie would star a TWILIGHT actor who wasn't even alive when DIE HARD hit theaters. Taylor Lautner is set to star in and produce an untitled action project for Summit Entertainment that is being described as DIE HARD meets TAKEN for teenagers.

In the film, Lautner would star as a college kid partying with his friends on spring break in Cancun. When his buddies get kidnapped and held for ransom, Lautner goes all John McClane on the bad guys to get them back. Eric Champnella and Grant Thompson wrote the script and Lautner immediately sparked to it. Lautner is even producing the film with his father, which sounds like a recipe for disaster (isn't that what eventually did in Macauley Culkin?). Summit is hoping they can get filming on this project underway by June.

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Source: Variety

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4:58AM on 12/19/2009

Dude, where is my shirt?

Get Patterson as the bad guy. He sure could need a good roundhouse kick.

I'll wait for the trailer to judge but I have a feeling his shirt will be kidnapped too... If I were his producer I'll let him star in: "Dude, where is my shirt?" This would make tons of money.
Get Patterson as the bad guy. He sure could need a good roundhouse kick.

I'll wait for the trailer to judge but I have a feeling his shirt will be kidnapped too... If I were his producer I'll let him star in: "Dude, where is my shirt?" This would make tons of money.
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4:52AM on 12/19/2009
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10:43PM on 12/18/2009
TERRIBLE ACTOR and it will be a TERRIBLE MOVIE!!!
TERRIBLE ACTOR and it will be a TERRIBLE MOVIE!!!
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7:07PM on 12/18/2009
Why can't the dumbass kids who will definatley spend money on this piece of crap just go see taken and Die Hard instead? Taken's PG-13 and so was the fourth Die Hard...
Why can't the dumbass kids who will definatley spend money on this piece of crap just go see taken and Die Hard instead? Taken's PG-13 and so was the fourth Die Hard...
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5:42PM on 12/18/2009
He's actually a world champion martial artist so this could turn out interesting in a sort of teen Die Hard/Never Back Down kind of way...
He's actually a world champion martial artist so this could turn out interesting in a sort of teen Die Hard/Never Back Down kind of way...
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5:23PM on 12/18/2009
Sounds good and he's hot. Bring it on. (A)
Sounds good and he's hot. Bring it on. (A)
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5:01PM on 12/18/2009
Nice airbrushing on the abs. LOL
Nice airbrushing on the abs. LOL
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5:00PM on 12/18/2009

The Horror.. The Horror..

and while they're at it, why not also go for juvenile versions of Godfather, Apocalypse Now and James Bond.. all starring these new six-pack ab-ed diaper-heroes?

Oh wait, we already had Cody Banks..
and while they're at it, why not also go for juvenile versions of Godfather, Apocalypse Now and James Bond.. all starring these new six-pack ab-ed diaper-heroes?

Oh wait, we already had Cody Banks..
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3:54PM on 12/18/2009
bah....

humbug.
bah....

humbug.
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3:22PM on 12/18/2009
I think me avoiding Summit films in inevitable...aside from the Hurt Locker they make some pretty shitty movies. Just like year they had sorority row, push, knowing and twilight.
I think me avoiding Summit films in inevitable...aside from the Hurt Locker they make some pretty shitty movies. Just like year they had sorority row, push, knowing and twilight.
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3:05PM on 12/18/2009

he cant act but hes really not that bad

he's also a word winning martial artist too so at least he has the chips to do action. this news would be utterly awful if they were casting the douche pattinson instead of him
he's also a word winning martial artist too so at least he has the chips to do action. this news would be utterly awful if they were casting the douche pattinson instead of him
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2:43PM on 12/18/2009

Let me play devil's advocate

... at least it's not another "gotta lose my virginity before I graduate" teen movie. Let the kid do some flips and kicks in a PG movie. Why all the hate? Sure it's probably gonna suck major ass but this is the same studio that put out Shawshank and The Hurt Locker.
... at least it's not another "gotta lose my virginity before I graduate" teen movie. Let the kid do some flips and kicks in a PG movie. Why all the hate? Sure it's probably gonna suck major ass but this is the same studio that put out Shawshank and The Hurt Locker.
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1:56PM on 12/18/2009

Well, if 2010 brings the Zombie Apocalypse...

... like I'm predicting it will, nobody will have to be exposed to this crap. For Odin's sake, think of the children.
... like I'm predicting it will, nobody will have to be exposed to this crap. For Odin's sake, think of the children.
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1:36PM on 12/18/2009
What a fucking clown
What a fucking clown
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1:18PM on 12/18/2009
Yeah...let him go all "Sharkboy and Lava Girl" on their asses!!!
Yeah...let him go all "Sharkboy and Lava Girl" on their asses!!!
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12:38PM on 12/18/2009
His face just bugs me.
His face just bugs me.
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11:36AM on 12/18/2009

Why? Why?

Why can't this dumb fuck go away? The only reason he got TWILIGHT is because he has abs...that's literally the only reason...seriously.
Why can't this dumb fuck go away? The only reason he got TWILIGHT is because he has abs...that's literally the only reason...seriously.
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11:02AM on 12/18/2009
i cant describe how retarded this sounds
i cant describe how retarded this sounds
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10:51AM on 12/18/2009

fuck that shit

Die Hard! I'm with you...meets TAKEN...yeehaw...FOR TEENAGERS? That last part does not fit the first part in any way shape or form. "For Teenagers" cancells out the whole "Die Hard meets Taken" part. Anyone involved in this can fuck off.
Die Hard! I'm with you...meets TAKEN...yeehaw...FOR TEENAGERS? That last part does not fit the first part in any way shape or form. "For Teenagers" cancells out the whole "Die Hard meets Taken" part. Anyone involved in this can fuck off.
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10:42AM on 12/18/2009
This sounds fucking retarded.

I don't use retarded that often. Only in absolutely fitting scenarios. This is one of them.
This sounds fucking retarded.

I don't use retarded that often. Only in absolutely fitting scenarios. This is one of them.
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10:17AM on 12/18/2009

What a joke.

This whole concept and Launter. Nothing but clown shoes.
This whole concept and Launter. Nothing but clown shoes.
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10:13AM on 12/18/2009

WTF

Are they cgi'ing that kid in Twilight.He looks like he's the size of a wrestler in these twilight commercials and he looks like a 13 year old with painted on abs in this pic.WTF
Are they cgi'ing that kid in Twilight.He looks like he's the size of a wrestler in these twilight commercials and he looks like a 13 year old with painted on abs in this pic.WTF
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10:04AM on 12/18/2009
This sounds so stupid.....seriously i do not believe this is a real movie....the movie sounds like a kiddie action movie. And this guy is no Willias or Neeson in any way.
This sounds so stupid.....seriously i do not believe this is a real movie....the movie sounds like a kiddie action movie. And this guy is no Willias or Neeson in any way.
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