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Get ready for another double shot of Shia LaBeouf and DJ Caruso in EAGLE EYE!!!

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. I think Shia LaBeouf has kind of gotten the shit-end of the stick in recent times. I don't think he gets the credit he deserves from a lot of people. There's not many of his generation that has the charisma and immediate likability on top of actually being able to act. I think DISTURBIA's success can be laid at his feet and if TRANSFORMERS works at all when the giant robots aren't blowing each other up, it'll be because the audience can connect with LaBeouf. That said, I think there is a danger of overexposure. He was on the radar and then with INDIANA JONES 4 he's been everywhere and will continue to be everywhere. I think he and Caruso work well together, so I'm looking forward to this new project at Dreamworks called EAGLE EYE. It's based on a story by Steven Spielberg and produced by Alex Kurtzman and Robert Orci (TRANSFORMERS and STAR TREK). The story is about a young adult and his single mother who are framed as terrorists. Somehow they end up with a group plotting a political assassination. I want to hear more. The one-liner doesn't really get me excited, but I'm a fan of the team behind the project. Thoughts?

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  • June 26, 2007, 9:16 a.m. CST

    What about Chris Benoit!?!

    by Forrest75

    Although I hate wrestling.

  • June 26, 2007, 9:22 a.m. CST

    Shia LaBeouf is also set to star in the remake of:

    by Kamala

    Metalstorm: The Destruction of Jared-Syn. In Imax 3-d. Can't wait!

  • June 26, 2007, 9:26 a.m. CST



    Man, was I shocked! Sad times for wrestling...

  • June 26, 2007, 9:39 a.m. CST

    LaBeouf is not in danger of being overexposed

    by silver screen surfer

    To be honest, he hasn't really done a whole lot.

  • June 26, 2007, 9:58 a.m. CST


    by polyh3dron


  • June 26, 2007, 10:07 a.m. CST

    Immediate Likeability

    by booth77

    Ha! If no one likes him, how can this be so? He gives backhanded compliments to other actors, and predicts he'll win an academy award before he's 25. This is not immediate likeability. This is a douchebag.

  • June 26, 2007, 10:21 a.m. CST


    by Kamala

    Leave him some time to get to the "Parasite in 3D" remake. For you numbnuts out there, Parasite was Demi Moore's first movie role back in 1982. It was the first futuristic horro fil for God's sake!!!

  • June 26, 2007, 10:36 a.m. CST

    Sounds Gud

    by Robots In Das Guys

    I also want to hear more. Shia gets me hard.

  • June 26, 2007, 11:18 a.m. CST

    Sounds like "Traveler"

    by trupson

    Only with a mother and a son instead of two friends.

  • June 26, 2007, 11:21 a.m. CST

    Eagle Eye? WTF!

    by TheManWithTooManyNames

    Can't this Shia person please stop molesting animals? I don't want to watch a movie involving endangered eagles being skull-fucked. <p> Lock up your pets, people. Shia is to animals as congressmen are to children. <p> And shame on you, Steven Spielberg for producing this filth. From making a film about an endearing turd-shaped alien to a film about bestiality, you, sir, have degenerated into one sick fuck. I was expecting this from a hack like Eli Roth, but not from the man who gave us 'Hook'.

  • June 26, 2007, 11:40 a.m. CST

    Hook < Metal Storm

    by Kamala

    Even with a uber talent like Julie Roberts and her horse face

  • June 26, 2007, 11:50 a.m. CST

    Spielberg should adopt Shia right now!!!

    by ludmir88

    he loves him.

  • June 26, 2007, 12:11 p.m. CST

    Spielberg doesn't adopt white kids

    by Kamala

    So I guess that live Shai to hang out at Tom Hanks house. Then they will work together on the Jaws remake. Shai is going to be Chief Brody. Tom Hanks will be Quint, but they will the computer animated version of him from the Polar Express. When the CGI shark eats him, the whole scene will be CGi!!! Even the boat Orca and the water and the blood! Can't wait!!

  • June 26, 2007, 12:43 p.m. CST

    This Shia kid is everywhere

    by CherryValance

    I guess he's the new chosen one. I've always wondered how they choose the chosen ones. Like when they chose Tom Cruise all those years ago. I never got it. This kid seems okay. I think I only saw him in that golf movie, but he was pretty good in it.

  • June 26, 2007, 1:33 p.m. CST

    Since LaBeouf is in Transformers:

    by DerLanghaarige

    Did anybody see the pic of the brand new Transformers cartoon, where Optimus looks like a ugly monkey? THIS is worth complaining! Not the flames!

  • June 26, 2007, 2:20 p.m. CST

    Shia Labeouf should be digitally inserted....

    by Forestal

    Into every movie ever made, currently being made and every movie in the future.

  • June 26, 2007, 2:30 p.m. CST

    Labeef and D.J. Caruso....

    by Osmosis Jones

    ...the Jimmy Stewart and Alfred Hitchcock of the 00's.

  • June 26, 2007, 2:47 p.m. CST

    Don't hate on Shia

    by Kamala

    He is still great on Degrassi: The Next Generation, and was great on "Boy Meets Crank" Anybody have any good good photos of that Topanga whore?

  • June 26, 2007, 4:41 p.m. CST

    More film news!

    by Kamala

    Shia LaBarf will star in the remake of the 80s horror classic "fright night". Mandy Moore will play his girlfriend, Dustin Diamond will play the vampire, and Jason Biggs is doing the motion capture acting for the character of Evil Ed, who will be done all in CGI. Directed by Tim Story. FEAR MOVES NEXT DOOR ON JULY 4, 2008!!!

  • June 26, 2007, 4:50 p.m. CST

    I heard that LeBeouf...

    by Mosquito March already committed to the EASY RIDER update, in which he does triple-duty in Fonda's, Hopper's and Nicholson's roles, and everybody rides nitrous-charged minibikes.

  • June 26, 2007, 4:55 p.m. CST

    Chris Benoit...

    by drew mcweeny

    ... killed himself after murdering his wife and children. I don't think there's much worth eulogizing there, but that's me personally. If you really feel like you have to talk about him to the extent that you're spamming every talkback about him, go to a wrestling message board, where I'm sure you'll find plenty of people to engage in that conversation.

  • June 26, 2007, 5:34 p.m. CST

    The day that AICN runs a talkback for.....

    by Playkins

    a murdering, white-trash meathead wrestler is the day that I never come back to this site. Amen, Mori.

  • June 26, 2007, 7:03 p.m. CST

    Anna Nicole was a stretch

    by BadMrWonka

    I agree that Benoit would be over the line...<p>accomplishments: working out, taking steroids, learning some acrobatics, murder/suicide.<p>Larry "Bud" Melman did all that WITHOUT the murder/suicide...he deservedly got his obit on here...

  • June 26, 2007, 10:32 p.m. CST

    Right On Mori

    by Pound Sand

    Chris Benoit = Scott Petersen. I will not waste further bandwidth on this topic, nor should AICN.

  • June 27, 2007, 12:42 a.m. CST

    No, YOU don't give Shia respect. Everyone who...

    by Cotton McKnight

    doesn't live in their parent's basement either has no opinion of him or actually likes him. He's a good actor, dating back to even stevens. Just because a bunch of dorky fanboys on don't like him, that means nothing.

  • June 27, 2007, 12:47 a.m. CST

    I agree about the overexposure thing though.

    by Cotton McKnight

    and I didn't mean to sound rude with that last one.

  • June 27, 2007, 9:24 a.m. CST

    Shia L

    by Cobbio

    Shia's sort of good yet kind of average, in my opinion. He carries roles pretty well but he never really grabs my attention. He's just sort of there... unobtrusive, doing his thing, but never breaking down my doors. Maybe that's just me. I've seen several young actors with far better chops than Shia, but I guess Steven Spielberg doesn't love them like his own son.<p> Shia seems like a good guy and a fairly talented actor, but the over the top acclaim he's suddenly receiving isn't really warranted.<p> Maybe he'll surprise me in his next film.

  • June 27, 2007, 9:53 a.m. CST

    Shia Sucked Some Serious Spielberg

    by Saluki

    Boy Toy doesn't even BEGIN to go into what Shia has done for The Berg.

  • June 27, 2007, 12:40 p.m. CST

    "gotten the shit-end of the stick"

    by Immortal_Fish

    Oh, blow it out your ass, Quint. I'd fuck a cat to have half the lifestyle this pretentious little prick undeservingly enjoys.

  • June 27, 2007, 12:57 p.m. CST

    Chris Benoit should have fathered Shia Labeouf

    by dtpena

    Problem solved, sigh...

  • June 27, 2007, 7:51 p.m. CST

    Sure are some bitter sour grapes posting today

    by Yeti

    The kid grew up with nothing yet seems to have a fairly in-check ego and work ethic, despite some less than stellar parents for role models.

  • June 27, 2007, 8:59 p.m. CST

    Worked with the guy...

    by Tal111

    he tried to get someone who gave him advice fired and he did it in one of the whiniest ways possible. He'll probably be a huge star but frankly can go eff himself.

  • June 28, 2007, 5:39 a.m. CST

    Immediatly Likeable

    by Lost Prophet

    what like he was in I, Robot? or Constantine?- the little shit was the most instantaneously dis-likeable thing I have seen in front of camera in fucking yonks. <p>Including Haydn Dickheadssen.

  • June 28, 2007, 5:39 a.m. CST

    and as for the acting talent

    by Lost Prophet

    nope. Got none. He is a turd.