Shia LaBeouf Attached to Lead Adaptation of Joe Hill's 'Horns' Novel

March 16, 2011
Source: Variety

Horns / Shia LaBeouf

Way back in October of 2009 we heard that Mandalay Pictures had picked up Horns, a novel from Joe Hill (son of Stephen King), for a big screen adaptation. Now the project finally has some legs as Variety reports Shia LaBeouf (Transformers) is not only attached to star in the film, but will also be heavily involved in the project's development. "In Treatment" writer Keith Bunin will adapt the story which follows a 26-year-old man who wakes up one morning from a blackout hangover and finds horns sprouting out of his head. As the horns grow bigger by the day, the reason why seems to lie in the unsolved murder of his girlfriend. How twisted!

Described as a lovey story driven by horror and vengeance, the project sounds like something much better than the generic action flicks LaBeouf has found himself in for the past few years. It's not clear how soon the project would get off the ground, or if this would take him out of the running as one of the contenders to lead The Bourne Legacy spin-off feature which plenty of other actors are also vying for in Hollywood. Honestly, I've always been a fan of LaBeouf's work even in the most generic of films. The guy has real charisma and a genuine presence on screen that is much more pleasing than mannequin leading men like Sam Worthington or Channing Tatum. But the question remains as to who will direct the adaptation. Stay tuned. Interested?

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The premise is awesome! sounds like something straight out of an UNKLE music video. I'm behind LaBeouf's casting, cause I'm willing to be the role calls for some wigging out moments and he's very good at that.

Anonymous on Mar 17, 2011


Killer novel, go read it now. One of my top five out of the fifty books I read in 2010.

Djwvillalva on Mar 17, 2011


The book was fantastic, one of the best books I've read in a long time. LaBeouf isn't my first choice, but he could make it work. Also, I think this movie NEEDS an R rating.

Craig on Mar 17, 2011


I've always been a huge fan of Shia in my books. I would love to see him in this one. Not sure about the Bourne spinoff. I'm more anxious to see him on fresh stories.

ostilad on Mar 17, 2011


shia FTW! 🙂

bre$$$ on Mar 17, 2011


This is one of the best books ive ever read....i am stoked...

Philip J. Fry on Mar 17, 2011


p.s. I agree on an R rating

Philip J. Fry on Mar 17, 2011


doesnt sound too good maybe a trailer will change my mind ?

A5J4DX on Mar 19, 2011

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