London, Jan 07 (Agencies):  Director John Singleton has advised Taylor Lautner, an iconic werewolf in the twilight series, to emulate the career path of Hollywood superstar Tom Cruiser.

The 18-year-old actor is all set to shed his werewolf image and play the protagonist in his upcoming action movie ‘Abduction’.

Singleton, who will be directing the movie has been giving tips to Lautner to carve out a movie career like the 'Mission Impossible' star.
   
"I told him to watch Cruise’s transition from 'Top Gun' to 'Rain Man' to 'Born on the Fourth of July'. To think about what he did as a young man and what he did later on. And then think about what you want to do," said Singleton.
   
"Twilight is a great stepping stone for his (Lautner's) career. Its like, 'Wow, he's an icon already.' But now that you have this stature, it's a question of what you do with it. And that's what he's been working hard on," he added.