Shia LaBeouf Wants To Play The Lead in Y: The Last Man?
by Alex Billington
April 27, 2007
I've mentioned Y: The Last Man quite a bit before in the news, given it really struck me as a comic book adaptation that would stand out as a movie. There's a bit of buzz going around, which originates from a scooper at JoBlo.com, that the young star Shia LaBeouf "expressed substantial interest in playing the lead role."
Why is this good news? It means that the film may be getting some good nudges in the right direction from the right people in the "biz". As JoBlo mentioned and was expressed by the writer, Brian K. Vaughan previously, the film has been in development hell. LaBeouf is really making one hell of an impact in Hollywood recently anyway, starring as the lead in Disturbia, which has been #1 for two weeks, and is the lead in the upcoming Transformers which needs no introduction, and was also confirmed as the lead for Indiana Jones IV. I'd be fine with him taking on the lead in Y: The Last Man.
And as a closer, this Y: The Last Man photo that I found over at Solace in Cinema just kicks ass - enjoy!
Nice cover. I hadn't heard of Y: The Last Man before today. For a second, I thought it to be a new sequel to X-Men. Stupid me. 😛
Eightball Master Claw on Apr 27, 2007
Awesome! Shia will definitely do the role justice, as he does with most anything he tries at. Definitely exciting.
Sadaf on Apr 27, 2007
Here's my thought on the Shia casting for Yorik for the movie: I hope to Christ that he thinks about this character and doesn't bring his "Transformer" or "Disturbia" acting to the role. I really REALLY hope he looks into the character and rethinks his role. I want to see him not be so serious. I am not against Shia playing Yorik, I just haven't been convinced yet. This could be a life changing role for the actor. My issue is that this is a book that has been loved my many fans and if you mess with it the film could do poorly. Comic Book movies are sort of a fad: lets make it work.
Kerry Scribner on Apr 21, 2009
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