Taylor Lautner will show off his parkour skills in Tracers
Even though his last action film ABDUCTION left something to be desired, Hollywood still believes Taylor Lautner has that star quality and will be giving him another shot in the action world. It’s been announced that Taylor Lautner will star in the upcoming film TRACERS from director Daniel Benmayor and from the producers of TWILIGHT and DEAR JOHN. TRACERS will be pitched to potential buyers at the Cannes Film Festival later this month, so if someone bites we’ll be hearing more about this.
TRACERS will follow a New York City bicycle messenger named Cam (Taylor Lautner) who is in some heavy debt with an organized crime gang. On one of his routes, he crashes into Nikki who quickly drags him into the world of parkour. We’ll keep you posted on TRACERS when more information is released.
There are two things that jump to mind when I think of parkour. First, are the fantastic French films DISTRICT B13 and DISTRICT 13: ULTIMATUM. These are the first films in which I actually witnessed parkour and they are quite fun films if you ever find them. The second instance that pops into my head is the segment from Comedy Central’s Tosh.0 entitled “Hardcore Parkour”. Of course there were some spin-off segments, but the best one is below. Not gonna lie, I occasionally do 30 seconds of hardcore parkour myself just to stay limber. You should really try it at home some time. With that said, I’m actually very excited to see Taylor Lautner do some parkour-ing (is that term correct). I’ve said before that I thought Taylor Lautner had some potential after the TWILIGHT films, but ABDUCTION just wasn’t the success it could have been. So good luck at the parkour-ing Taylor Lautner. It’s so not as easy as it looks. Trust me, I know. Taylor Lautner can next be seen in THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN PART 2 which hits theaters on November 16, 2012. (FilmNation Entertainment)