Director John Singleton Interview for "ABDUCTION"
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I've always wondered how John Singleton would be like in person. He's an intriguing director who started his path with the career-defining "Boyz n the Hood" in 1991. Since then, Singleton has mixed genres directing films like the unnecessary remake "Shaft" or the historical drama "Rosewood."
Singleton even found time to direct the sequel "2 Fast 2 Furious" and the crime drama "Four Brothers."
Now, the director is shaping "Twilight's" Taylor Lautner in his first leading man role in "Abduction." And I finally met Singleton. He's reserved but can be chatty, especially when talking about Lautner, the action star.
In this interview, we talked about:
*** How Lautner lassoed him to be the director of the film
*** Why he thinks the actor is an action star
*** The great cast!
*** The backstory of Lautner's Nathan
*** The two scenes I love the most
*** The biggest challenges in making the film
*** The film is about finding your own self, has Singleton found his place in the sun yet?
Transcripts / Production notes / Scripts
A teen finds himself in mortal danger after realizing that his entire childhood has been built on lies. Realizing that the people who raised him aren't his real parents after stumbling across a childhood photo of himself on a website devoted to missing children, the frightened teen flees for his life as FBI agents Frank Burton and Sandra Burns race to protect him and uncover the truth about his mysterious past.
Logline: When a teenager who has always felt distanced from his parents discovers that he was, in fact, kidnapped as a child, he is thrust into a vast conspiracy and must go on the run in order to survive.
Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama and Thriller
Release Date: September 23rd, 2011 (wide)
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sequences of intense violence and action, brief language, some sexual content and teen partying.
Cast and Credits
Starring: Taylor Lautner, Lily Collins, Alfred Molina, Sigourney Weaver, Jason Isaacs
Directed by: John Singleton
Produced by: Jeremy Bell, Gabriel Mason, Anthony Katagas
Year of Production: 2011
Country: United States