Taylor Lautner Is Officially The New 'It' Guy In Hollywood

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Taylor Lautner has yet another non-Twilight-related project on his hands. The 17-year-old actor has signed on to star as the lead in Abduction.

With this new movie on deck, Taylor has six movies to shoot over the next couple years. We know it's hard to keep track of all that the Michigan native has going on, so we've broken it down for you.

'Abduction'
Release Date: 2010
Tay's Character: An unsuspecting teen who is suddenly thrown into the action when he discovers his baby photo on a missing persons website.
Workout Plan: He won't have to be Jacob Black-buff, but there will probably be a decent amount of stunts involved.
What It Does For His Career: It's huge. Taylor has said he wanted to do a series like The Bourne Identity. This could set him up as Hollywood's next Matt Damon or Tom Cruise.

'Breaking Dawn'
Release Date: ? (But probably in 2011)
Tay's Character: He'll reprise his role as Jacob Black, Bella's friend and Forks' resident werewolf.
Workout Plan: We've all seen Jacob without his shirt on. We think he's doing just fine with the werewolf workout.
What It Does For His Career: It'll thrust him into the Twilight spotlight once again. Duh.

'Cancun'
Release Date: ?
Tay's Character: A young man suffers an injury that prevents him from becoming an elite soldier. He ends up going to college and heads to Cancun for spring break, where his friends are kidnapped and held for ransom. But little do the bad guys know that this guy's got martial arts skills for days.
Workout Plan: Taylor's going to have to be in tip-top fighting shape. He's already trained in martial arts, but it might be time to dust off the nunchucks and brush up on his moves.
What It Does For His Career: Hmm...an action flick set on spring break in Mexico? We think this will be a hit.
'Northern Lights'

Release Date: ?
Tay's Character: Taylor plays one of four pilots trained in extreme flying and performance aerobatics.
Workout Plan: We're sure the director will find a way to sneak in a shirtless shot or two, but Taylor can take it easy for this movie.
What It Does For His Career: This film has the potential to let Taylor shed his teen movie image, depending on what the script has in store for him.

'Max Steel'
Release Date: Sometime in 2011
Tay's Character: An accident leaves a 19-year-old sports star with superhuman powers. He's recruited to fight against super-powered villains, namely Mr. Dread.
Workout Plan: As a jock, Taylor's going to have to look good, but we have a feeling that special effects are going to play a major role in Max Steel, so Tay can afford to splurge a little on comfort food.
What It Does For His Career: The Max Steel franchise included a TV show, comic book series and action figures. If this movie adaptation is well-received, it could be super profitable for the Twilight star.

'Stretch Armstrong'
Release Date: Sometime in 2012
Tay's Character: Taylor will play the lead as superhero Stretch Armstrong, whose arms and legs can stretch to amazing lengths.
Workout Plan: Maintain, maintain, maintain.
What It Does For His Career: If the script is good, starring in a major action blockbuster could take Taylor's stardom to new heights.

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BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JUNE 27: Actor Taylor Lautner speaks during the 36th annual Vision Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on June 27, 2009 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Taylor Lautner

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BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JUNE 27: Actor Taylor Lautner speaks during the 36th annual Vision Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on June 27, 2009 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Taylor Lautner

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BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JUNE 27: Actor Taylor Lautner speaks during the 36th annual Vision Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on June 27, 2009 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Taylor Lautner

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BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JUNE 27: Actor Taylor Lautner speaks during the 36th annual Vision Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on June 27, 2009 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Taylor Lautner

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BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JUNE 27: Actor Taylor Lautner speaks during the 36th annual Vision Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on June 27, 2009 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Taylor Lautner

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