In a recent interview with Wizard Magazine, Shia LaBeouf has taken himself out of the running for the role of leading (and only) man in the planned adaptation of Brian K. Vaughn and Pia Guerra’s brilliant comic series “Y: The Last Man”. LaBeouf tells Wizard, “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 understand that LaBeouf doesn’t want to be pigeonholed and do roles that seem repetitive but I’ll say that A) The dramatic material in playing Yorick would far exceed anything that could come out of a “Transformers” movie; and B) if that’s his new criteria for judging which films he will and won’t do, he’s basically ruled out about two-thirds of all Hollywood movies.
LaBeouf continues, “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.” Clearly not a lot of faith in director D.J. Caruso and writer Carl Ellsworth to make it happen in the near-future and with Caruso currently in negotiations on Masi Oka’s “The Defenders”, it looks like we won’t be seeing the adventures of Yorick Brown and Ampersand any time soon.