CATEGORIES Movies, Cinematical
Taylor LautnerTo the world at large, he's known as "the guy without a shirt in the sparkly vampire movie." To fans of 'The Twilight Saga,' he's known as Jacob Black, shape-shifting wolf and rival for the romantic affections of Bella Swan. But Taylor Lautner, recently named as one of Moviefone's 25 under 25, would also like to be known as Finn, a prisoner with no memory, locked in a place called 'Incarceron.'

Deadline reports that Lautner is attached to star in the big-screen version of Catherine Fisher's young adult sci-fi / fantasy novel. Lautner would play Finn, who wakes up in the vast prison known as Incarceron, convinced that he doesn't belong. Outside the prison walls, the warden's daughter lives in a 17th Century "world without time," a manor house controlled by computers, where she is doomed to an arranged marriage until she discovers a key that may enable both her and Finn to escape their fates. The real question is: Can a half-naked wolf boy carry a movie?

The teenage Lautner buffed up in the gym to secure his role in the 'Twilight' sequels and has also developed somewhat as an actor. He's on board to play 'Stretch Armstrong' sometime in the future, and before that will be seen in John Singleton's 'Abduction,' in which he stars as a young man on the run from the KGB in Pittsburgh.

Due out next fall, shortly before 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn -- Part 1' hits theaters in November, 'Abduction' should be a good indicator about Lautner's true star potential. 'Incarceron' could be a good follow-up, romance and fantasy commingling with a thriller, but we'll have to see what kind of directors are attracted to the project with Lautner attached.