Taylor Lautner is one step closer to taking over the world. When The Twilight Saga started to gear up, it was obvious that Lautner was right where he wanted to be. While his co-stars shrunk from fame and griped about the neverending Big Brother eyes of Twi-hards, Lautner slid into his role, eager to chat up his film wherever he could and, subsequently, do whatever he needed to do to stay in the series. (Like go from wee, tiny li'l thing to Mr. Six-Pack Werewolf abs.) And now he's looking to save more ladies in Cancun.

The Hollywood Reporter posts that Lautner will star in a new action flick Summit has picked up from Eric Champnella and Grant Thompson. A gig meant to show off his mad martial arts skills, the film focuses on "an out-of-place college kid who travels with a girl to Cancun on break. While there, the girl and her friends are taken hostage by a drug cartel and he is forced to save them." You just know someone picked up this script and said: "Sweet! We can make him run around topless again!"

Anyway... this is not just some starring gig for the young actor. Rather than slowly growing into his career, the kid's going all-out -- he's set up a production shingle with his dad and pops is in talks to sign on as producer. He's not even 18 and he's already itching for work behind the camera. Is this the start of a long and prosperous career, or is this guy on the fast-track for burnout?