Not too long ago it was reported that Taylor Lautner, star of Twilight and The Twilight Saga: New Moon, had been cast as the lead in Paramount’s planned teen action flick Max Steel (Read: Resident “˜Twilight’ Wolf Pup Taylor Lautner To Become “˜Max Steel’). It appears now that the 17-year-old actor didn’t stop there: E! Online is reporting that Lautner is now also in some talks to take on the lead in a remake of 1985’s Vision Quest.
The original Vision Quest told the story of a mediocre high school wrestler (played by Matthew Modine) who decides that he needs to do something that people will remember, which turns out to be beating the undefeated best wrestler in the entire state. The goal is a seemingly impossible one, and is even hard due to his need to drop down two weight classes to pull it off. Things also get a little complicated on this quest of his, when his parents take in a much more mature 21-year-old drifter (Linda Fiorentino), who he falls in love with.
Temple Hill Entertainment’s Wyck Godfrey and Marty Bowen are producers on the project and appear to be incredibly fond of Lautner; they’ve acted as producers on the films of The Twilight Saga and apparently see the female-friendly mega-star that he could be. The producing duo have a lot of projects in the works aside from this one, including future Twilight movies, Bryan Singer’s Jack the Giant Killer, Gears of War, Dead Space, and The Nutcracker and the Mouse King.