December 10th, 2010
04:15 PM ET
"Twilight" star Taylor Lautner is gearing up to play another hero from a young-adult novel. The actor is set to star in the big-screen adaptation of Catherine Fisher's 2007 sci-fi adventure "Incarceron," reports Deadline.com.
Lautner will play Finn, a 17-year-old who has lived his entire life in the futurist prison society Incarceron. With the help of a crystal key, he can communicate with the warden's daughter, Claudia, who is trapped in a castle in a world resembling the 17th century. Both Finn and Claudia long to escape and vow to help each other.
Besides "Incarceron," Lautner, 18, has plenty of other projects in the pipeline.
The final two chapters of "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn" will arrive in theaters on November 18, 2011, and November 16, 2012, respectively, and the thriller "Abduction" is set for release next September. In addition, Lautner is also attached to portray Stretch Armstrong in a movie about the popular children's toy.
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