Taylor Lautner is to star in the big screen adaptation of young adult fantasy novel Incarceron.
The Twilight heartthrob will play the hero who escapes from incarceration after living his entire life in a futuristic prison, rescuing the warden's daughter and taking her with him, Deadline reports.
Taylor will star as Finn, who has lived his entire life on Incarceron, a savage, futuristic prison society in Fox's big screen version of Catherine Fisher's book.
He meets the daughter of the warden, who is trapped in her own prison, a futuristic world constructed beautifully to look like the 17th Century.
She and Finn simultaneously find a crystal key that allows them to communicate and hatch an escape plan for Finn.
Taylor, 18, is tipped to become a producer on the project.
Adam Cooper and Bill Collage, who were involved in writing Brett Ratner's ensemble comedy Tower Heist are adapting the book into a screenplay.
Taylor, famous for playing werewolf Jacob Black in the Twilight Saga, adapted from Stephenie Meyer's hit young adult books, is currently shooting the final instalment in the series, Breaking Dawn, which will be shown in two parts.
He is also due to appear in thriller Abduction, directed by John Singleton.