Taylor Lautner to Film "Abduction" in Pittsburgh

This summer, a super-popular Twilight star and one of Hollywood’s Oscar-nominated directors are coming to Pittsburgh to film their next production.

We love the “Twilight” series. Safe to say that “we” includes all of the ladies at Reel-Scout. We read the books, we stood in line for the movies, and now we are excited for Pittsburgh because “Jacob” will be there to film his next movie “Abduction.” By “Jacob” we mean the handsome, dimply 18-year-old Taylor Lautner, “one of the most popular actors on the planet” after his portrayal of Jacob Black in the “Twilight” series.

AbductionLionsgate production directed by John Singleton, the Oscar-nominated director for Boyz N the Hood, will start filming in Pittsburgh this July. Lionsgate came to Pittsburgh last year to film two of its movies “Warrior” (a martial arts film) and The Next Three Days (a suspense thriller starring Russell Crowe).

Lionsgate is no stranger to Pittsburgh. Their productions there also include My Bloody Valentine 3-D and the TV series The Kill Point. Other movies recently filmed in Pittsburgh are Unstoppable, The Next Three Days and Love and Other Drugs.

“The film tax credit has been extremely successful for Southwestern Pennsylvania. We had approximately $100 million in new money in 2009 and are hoping for the same or better for 2010,” said Dawn Keezer, director of the Pittsburgh Film Office.

For some of us “Team Jacob” fans at Reel-Scout, we will try to visit our client, the Pittsburgh Film Office, this summer. Perhaps sometime in July?

For more details, check out this article.


UPDATE (September 19, 2011)

Abduction is soon to be released in the United States. The expected date is September 23, 2011. Here’s the trailer in case you can’t wait a few more days and must take a peek.