If you’re Taylor Lautner, life is good. Girls have their rooms adorned with Tiger Beat pin-ups of you. And older women would like nothing better than to ravish your muscular bod. It’s quite scary, really. When the first Twilight film came out all the buzz was for Robert Pattinson. Then the sequel was fast approaching. You had to do something drastic. You had to get a personal trainer, pack on twenty pounds of muscle to become an Adonis. Now look at you.
With a bit part in the box-office hit Valentine’s Day, Lautner’s star potential continues to soar. Like Zac Efron, who inked a development deal with Warner Bros., the actor has just netted the largest paycheck for an actor of his age.
According to Deadline Hollywood, Taylor Lautner will be paid 7.5 million to play the titular role of Stretch Armstrong in a ‘Stretch Armstrong’ movie.
The Pulse: Okay, now this is just ridiculous. I don’t blame Lautner for taking the paycheck, but I blame Universal Pictures and the studio’s constant need to adapt things that have no relevance with today’s audience. The action figure came out in 1976 and was released in the 1990s. It may not have a kung-fu grip, but the toy was a hit because like his name implies, he stretches to incredible lengths. (I’ll leave it to the imaginations of women on what extremities of Taylor Lautner they’d like to see stretch far.) In recent weeks we’ve reported that Universal is readying a fifth Fast and Furious movie and a third Riddick movie. Also in development or forthcoming are movies like Nanny McPhee 2, Where’s Waldo?, Little Fockers (aka Meet the Little Fockers) and Battleship. A Waldo movie, really? Excuse me while I go slam my head against a wall really hard.
Source: Deadline Hollywood
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