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Kellan Lutz signs on for Tatua

27 November 2012

Twilight actor will play tattooed assassin in sci-fi indie

Twilight actor Kellan Lutz has signed on for indie project Tatua according to reports from across the pond.

The 27-year-old, who played Emmett Cullen in the final two instalments of the hit franchise, has signed on to play a tattooed assassin who can create weapons from his own body art.

Based on an original concept by comic book creators Paul Jenkins and Rob Prior, Tatua is about an assassin with a rare blood type that allows him to create weapons from his own tattoos.

There’s a catch though. The weapons take a physical toll on the protagonist and have to be used quickly as they start to dissolve as soon as they created. All of this becomes an afterthought though when the character’s son is kidnapped by one of his notoriously violent targets.

It’s an interesting concept and one which is even more intriguing thanks to the appointment of newcomer Aaron Sims in the director’s chair. Sims, a special effects whiz who shot to fame off of the back of his viral sensation Archetype (see below), will make his directing debut with the film.

He’s no stranger to Hollywood however, having worked on the visuals for movies like Clash of the Titans and Rise of the Planet of the Apes.

“Kellan was in the foreground and the background of the Twilight saga films, but he is a formidable physical presence and this is an opportunity for him to step up,” the production company said in a statement. “Tatua at its heart is a cool, visually arresting origin story.”

Shooting is set to get underway in Toronto in March 2013.

Source: Deadline