Taylor Lautner Envisions a Quest

A remake of the 1980s high school wrestling drama Vision Quest could be next on the teen wolf's slate of upcoming work

By Natalie Finn, Lindsay Miller Dec 19, 2009 7:00 PMTags
Matthew Modine, Vision Quest, Taylor Lautner, New Moon, TwilightWarner Bros. Pictures; Kimberley French / Summit Entertainment

Taylor Lautner may be about to pin down another role.

Seemingly seconds after he booked yet another post-Jacob job, sources tell E! News that the 17-year-old actor is in talks to put his New Moon abs to good use in a remake of the 1985 drama Vision Quest.

Which is not what it sounds like—a cheesy sci-fi flick—but rather a coming-of-age romance that featured Madonna's "Crazy for You" as its theme song and that starred Matthew Modine as a high school wrestling star who falls in love with an artist—a permtastic Linda Fiorentino—his dad has taken in as a boarder.

Why remake? Let's just rerelease that! But Taylor may have another vision.

He could wind up playing an updated version of Modine's character in the still-in-development film, which counts Wyck Godfrey and Marty Bowen of Temple Hill Entertainment (and Twilight and New Moon fame) as producers. We hear that Richard Munic has penned a screenplay that is "very faithful" to the original film.

"Taylor saw [the script] and is really excited about it," says a source. "It's very much in line with his athleticism. His character is someone who's striving for greatness."

A rep for Lautner didn't respond to a request for comment, and Warner Bros., which owns the rights to Vision Quest, remained mum on whether it's  considering the shirtless wonder for the lead, confirming only that the film is in development.


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