Will Shia LaBeouf Become Y: The Last Man?

Posted by G-Man (37729 posts) - - Show Bio
Shia LaBeouf's next role?
Both Red L.A.M.P. and myself have been praising Brian K. Vaughan's Y: The Last Man for some time now.  The story is all the males on Earth suddenly die except Yorick Brown.  Different factions of women are after him, some to kill him and others wanting to kill him. 

Shia LaBeouf has expressed interest in the role in the past and Director D.J. Caruso (who also directed Shia in "Eagle Eye" and "Disturbia") is waiting for their schedules to match up.  Caruso is working on the script at the moment.  LaBeouf has recently suffered a slight injury and has just finished the sequel to Transformers.  Perhaps things will line up soon. 

Caruso has also stated that he sees the story of Y as being spread out over three films (the series was sixty issues).
#1 Posted by King Saturn (224776 posts) - - Show Bio
I would go for it... I like Shia Lebeouf a lot... maybe he could pull this off...
#2 Posted by danhimself (22691 posts) - - Show Bio

i hate shia labeouf...it's nothing against his acting skills he's a good actor....but the little s.o.b. got to make out with megan fox and that's why i hate him

i do like y: the last man though and it being 3 films sounds like a good idea maybe they'll be smart and film them back to back like lord of the rings

#3 Posted by Red L.A.M.P. (2829 posts) - - Show Bio

Im stoked for this movie to be made.  I think it should be done in 2 or 3 parts though.  Shia would be great.  I also like Adam Brody for the part.  But maybe it would be just better to get a new no-name actor.  And please no male model style actors.

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#4 Posted by Kurrent (14070 posts) - - Show Bio

Shia is becoming one of the est actors of this generation. I think it would be great

#5 Edited by Korg (11931 posts) - - Show Bio

I really hope not, but it sounds likely. I cannot stand him as an actor or a person. He helped ruin Constantine, and he was horrible in Transformers and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Ruined Movie Franchise. Y:TLM is way too good for him, and I can't see any way he'd do justice to the part.


Kurrent said:
"Shia is becoming one of the est actors of this generation. I think it would be great"
This is sad and funny at the same time.
#6 Posted by G-Man (37729 posts) - - Show Bio

There've been rumors about Alicia Keys playing Agent 355.  Caruso said they haven't gone to casting yet.  She was good in "Smokin' Aces" (even though that movie was a little whacky).

#7 Posted by Kurrent (14070 posts) - - Show Bio
Korg said:

Kurrent said:
"Shia is becoming one of the est actors of this generation. I think it would be great"
This is sad and funny at the same time.
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That is what Steven Spielberg thinks but  I  guess he doesn't know anything about that kind of thing
#8 Posted by Korg (11931 posts) - - Show Bio

Stephen Spielberg doesn't knows his ass from his ear these days. But I have my own opinions, I don't take my cues from directors who are ailing at their craft.

#9 Posted by Kurrent (14070 posts) - - Show Bio
Korg said:
"Stephen Spielberg doesn't knows his ass from his ear these days. But I have my own opinions, I don't take my cues from directors who are ailing at their craft."
Hey man your opinion is your own and I will respect that but I disagree
#10 Posted by Korg (11931 posts) - - Show Bio

Many people will, I'm sure.

#11 Posted by fesak (7073 posts) - - Show Bio

What are you guys on? Shia Laboef is undoubtedly one of the worst actors of this generation. He completely ruins everything he's in. Blargh!

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#12 Posted by Korg (11931 posts) - - Show Bio

Thank you!

#13 Posted by Kurrent (14070 posts) - - Show Bio
fesak said:
"What are you guys on? Shia Laboef is undoubtedly one of the worst actors of this generation. He completely ruins everything he's in. Blargh!"
I beg to differ.  Eagle Eye, Transformers even Holes were all really good movies. Even his smaller parts in I Robot and Constantine were good.
#14 Posted by Korg (11931 posts) - - Show Bio
Kurrent said:
"I beg to differ.  Eagle Eye, Transformers even Holes were all really good movies. Even his smaller parts in I Robot and Constantine were good."
There was nothing good about Constantine. NOTHING.
#15 Posted by T.J. Magnum (27685 posts) - - Show Bio

what?

Are you cereal ?

getting the kid from transformers.........wow

#16 Posted by Shatterstar (4590 posts) - - Show Bio

I see Shia Lebeef and all I think is wtf was Rihanna thinking? Not a fan of the goofball. Won't keep me from seeing a Y the Last Man movie but will keep me from seeing just about everything else he's in. Other movies where his role is to run away and act surprised/scared 90% of the time haven't been particularly impressive. He's no Harrison Ford.

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#17 Posted by Nighthunter (28582 posts) - - Show Bio

Since when did Leabeouf become Hollywood's actor for everything?

#18 Posted by King Saturn (224776 posts) - - Show Bio
G-Man said:
"There've been rumors about Alicia Keys playing Agent 355.  Caruso said they haven't gone to casting yet.  She was good in "Smokin' Aces" (even though that movie was a little whacky)."
Alicia Keys might be in the movie too ? HELL YES  !




Nighthunter said:
"Since when did Leabeouf become Hollywood's actor for everything?"
Shia Lebeouf is a Beast... ever since that independent film he did " Battle Of Shaker Heights "... I thought he was awesome... and when he was on Even Stevens...

lol
#19 Posted by Shatterstar (4590 posts) - - Show Bio

Maybe if the movie was called Y: The Last Boy.

What happened to Hollywood. Used to have men in men's roles.

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#20 Posted by King Saturn (224776 posts) - - Show Bio
Shatterstar said:
"Maybe if the movie was called Y: The Last Boy.

What happened to Hollywood. Used to have men in men's roles."
  Wow...You Tried My Boy Shia Lebeouf

lol jk
#21 Posted by LightBright (4297 posts) - - Show Bio

Nothing against Shia Lebeouf, I don't mind most of his work and I think he's a fairly moderate actor, but I do not see him portraying Yorick Brown in any way. Y:TLM is a great series and deserves to be made into an equally great movie(s). If anything a no name would potentially be a better casting decision than some big name Hollywood star who's only real purpose for being in the movie is to make sure it sells tickets. Often that's what ruins a lot of comic based movies. IMO anyways.

#22 Posted by G-Man (37729 posts) - - Show Bio

Studios need the ensure they'll make a profit.  It's always a gamble to invest in the production of a big budget movie.  Those of us that have read or are reading Y know that it's a kick ass piece of literature.  Try asking your crazy non-comic book reading friends what they'd think.  I felt bad about the way I summed up the story.  It sounds cheesey.  The last dude on Earth.  This property isn't Batman or Spider-Man.  It doesn't have a built in fan base.  The Dark Knight killed at the box office.  The majority of the people that saw it probably never picked up a Batman comic in their life.  Even though this could and should be a great movie, getting an unknown actor won't guarantee a return on their money.  It's a matter of finding the line between what's good for the property and what's good for the movie.  Hollywood isn't making movies for us comic readers.  They're making them for the movie goers that out number us. 

I'm not against the idea of Shia as Yorick.  I think he could pull it off.  I've heard long ago that he's been interested.  I'm assuming he's very familiar with the character and comic since he first let it be known he wanted to do it way before the movie deal was final.  Nothing's set in stone yet so we'll see.

#23 Posted by NightFang (10198 posts) - - Show Bio

I like Shia Lebeouf and would love to see this movie but I think they should get a better and older of it. 

#24 Posted by ArtJoker (521 posts) - - Show Bio

I see the role of Yorick better suited for someone like Jared Padalecki or Milo Ventimingla.

#25 Posted by Nighthunter (28582 posts) - - Show Bio

How about Nathan Fillion?

#26 Posted by Attrition (319 posts) - - Show Bio

Whenever i think of Shia i remember Even Stevens



#27 Posted by aztek_the_lost (28224 posts) - - Show Bio
Attrition said:
"Whenever i think of Shia i remember Even Stevens

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haha! same here, which of course seems like he'd make a good Yorick a.k.a the oddball
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#28 Posted by MIssfitt (83 posts) - - Show Bio

He's okay in my book but I really don't want him to be Yorick.

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