Lautner May Play ‘Max Steel’

“New Moon” star could follow up werewolf role by playing a teen superhero

Last Updated: December 4, 2009 @ 10:30 AM

As Taylor Lautner’s Hollywood profile surges, his handlers are looking for a project for the teen wolf to sink his teeth into next. One strong possibility: “Max Steel,” a Paramount movie about a teenage superhero.

Lautner emerged as the big winner after the blockbuster success of "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" but, at the moment, his only other big-screen appearance on deck is a character role in Garry Marshall’s ensemble romantic comedy “Valentine’s Day.” That movie has wrapped, so Lautner has a relatively open calendar. “Steel” traces back to the toy shelf — the Mattel line that hit stores in 2001, pulled in $100 million in worldwide business in its first year.

Read more at the Los Angeles Times.