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Shia LaBeouf ditches The Last Man

ShiaLabeouf.jpgShia LaBeouf must be a popular guy these days, and with Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen due out it's sure to stay that way.

However one role he won't be playing is that of the Yorick in Y: The Last Man. He's decided to pass on this one after first being linked with it a couple of years ago.

It was in April 2007 that Shia LaBeouf first said he was interested in playing the lead role in Y: The Last Man. And soon after D.J. Caruso was linked with the directors job too. The comic book that the film is based on, saw a plague kill all male mammals on Earth, except Yorick Brown and his capuchin monkey Ampersand. They are then left in a world populated only by women.

Now though LaBeouf thinks the character is too close to the one he plays in Transformers. And has decided to pass on the role. The quote comes from Coming Soon.

You take Sam and you put a monkey on his shoulder… I don’t know if it’s that big a differential. It seems like he’s the ordinary guy in an extraordinary situation again… I’m not willing to make that movie currently, and may be too old to play the role by the time it does come around.

It does sound like a similar role to others that he has played. And he has just signed up for the Wall Street sequel. Although even in Wall Street, he sounds like the ordinary guy in an extraordinary situation again.

Is there anyone else you'd like to play Yorick Brown in Y: The Last Man?





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I would have preferred to see Shia in Y rather than in the Wall Street sequel. I guess, he'd like to stretch his wings. Anyway, it would please me no end if Anton Yelchin gets the role.

Jason Biggs! :--)

Both good names. With our luck Zac Efron will end up starring in it...

I personally hope this will end talk of this even being made for the time being. Since Shia was championing it for a little while now.
Personally speaking, I think Shia is a poor actor, I find him wooden and capable of only looking scared...Everything I've seen him in, like clock work, he goes from baby to scared baby...Everytime.
This would be an excellent film if done right, and it doesnt seem like any of the pieces so far add up to anything close...If Brian K Vaughn were to write the script and have some sort of authority over the talent envolved, then I'd embrace the idea, But putting the two key players from Disturbia and Eagle Eye in charge, I cant see anyone really having any faith in that.

P.S. Shia comparing his character in Transformers to Y is just so absurd, there is no character development in that movie, its not even close.

P.S.S. I say find an unknown to play Y, there really arent any actors that are 'stars' who are that age that would be capable..And casting a star just for being a star would detract from the concept so much.

Well I guess there is no Y: The Last Man film to compare against Transformers just yet, but from what I've heard of Y, it's much stronger and rich in story line than Transformers is.

I don't see him being the right candidate for the story, although he would attract the audience for being the big name.

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