Shia LaBeouf to Become 'A Giant' in Quirky Love Story from Gil Kenan

October 18, 2011
Source: Variety

Shia LaBeouf

Since yesterday brought the news that franchise star Shia LaBeouf would not be returning for what looks to be back-to-back Transformers sequels with Steven Spielberg and Michael Bay returning in their respective roles and executive producer and director, that means a different project will have his talents instead. Variety has word that LaBeouf is attached to a quirky love story tentatively titled A Giant. The film, which will be written and directed by Monster House helmer Gil Kenan, will see the Eagle Eye actor playing a 20-foot-tall man-child who forms a relationship with the pretty girl who lives next door. Read on!

The young girl in question has yet to be cast, but the strange love story makes sense with her being broke and distraught from a series of terrible relationships and moving back home to reconnect with her brother. The fantastical nature of the love story sounds like something Tim Burton might craft, and almost feels like it could have the same tone as Big Fish, but I'm just speculating here. As for Kenan's directing, that only intrigues me more since the guy has some genuine talent as was evidenced with Monster House and City of Ember (even if it didn't perform at the box office, the film has the same kind of adventure from films of the past like The Goonies). Kenan almost helmed Green Lantern until City of Ember flopped, so he's due for something big, and A Giant could be just that. Stay tuned as more information becomes available.

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  • peloquin
    City of Ember was fantastic so I'm glad he's getting another shot.  I wonder why it didn't perform well at the box office.
    • Anonymous
      Hard to market that kind of dreary yet whimsical movie, especially with the post-apocalyptic theme/setting. The movie was well made but just fell a little flat. It had no real sense of excitement or true peril like The Goonies had. Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed watching it.
  • Danielalatina
  • peloquin
    Being a giant could've definitely helped him during this situation...
    • JT
      That made my day! I have always disliked Shia LeDouche.
  • Jedibilly
    A 20ft tall young man having a relationship with a girl next door!? I bet everybody is will she survive the sex part. LOL! This I gotta see!
  • Anonymous
    I bet he's got a 5' tall kitten calendar on his wall.
  • VVS
    it sounds like they're going for a James Stewart type of vibe. Maybe Labeouf wants to be perceived as that kind of actor.




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