Summit Entertainment has picked up the action script Cancun by Eric Champnella and Grant Thompson. Taylor Lautner (“The Twilight Saga”) is attached to star in the project.
The Hollywood Reporter says Taylor’s dad, Dan Lautner, is in discussion to produce the movie with Temple Hill’s Wyck Godfrey and Marty Bowen.
The story follows an out-of-place college kid who travels with a girl to Cancun on a break. While there, the girl and her friends are taken hostage by a drug cartel and he is forced to save them.
The trade adds that the project is designed to take advantage of Lautner’s martial arts skills.