Taylor Lautner Is Live-Action Max Steel?

The ab-tastic Taylor Lautner (“Twilight”) is tipped as the frontrunner to play the title role in the Max Steel movie for Paramount Pictures reports The Los Angeles Times.

Based on Mattel’s action figure toy line, the 17-year-old would play a 19-year-old extreme sports junkie recruited by a secret agency after an accident infects his body with nanobots, making him superhuman. J.P. Lavin and Chad Damiani are adapting the script.

Mattel introduced the character in the U.S. in 1999 as an action figure followed that up with an animated series from 2000-2002.