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EAGLE EYE Director D.J. Caruso Wants A LaBeouf-Led Y: THE LAST MAN To Be His Next Movie!!

Published at: Sept. 15, 2008, 3:56 a.m. CST by hercules

I am – Hercules!!
Filmmaker D.J. Caruso tells SciFiWire he’s turned in a screenplay for “Y The Last Man” and, pending Warner Bros.’ approval, hopes the big-screen adaptation of Brian K. Vaughan’s comic-book series will be shooting by early next year. Caruso, who directed Shia LaBeouf in “Disturbia” and “Eagle Eye,” says LaBeouf is his first choice to play Yorick, the last male human on a planet of women, and that he expects the actor should be available for the role. As to who will play the female lead, there’s this:
Q. Alicia Keys is a name that comes up for 355. Caruso: Yeah, you know, that ... came up a lot in the last couple of weeks, and it's very interesting. I mean, I have not met her, but I mean she might be an interesting 355. I thought she did a cool job in the Joe Carnahan movie [Smokin' Aces].
Find all of SciFiWire’s story on the matter here.

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  • Sept. 15, 2008, 3:36 a.m. CST

    ugh

    by billypilgrimisunstuck

    really. ugh.

  • Sept. 15, 2008, 3:36 a.m. CST

    ugh again

    by billypilgrimisunstuck

    jesus. really?

  • Sept. 15, 2008, 3:40 a.m. CST

    AVATAR - Fucking our eyeballs in 2009!!!

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    nothing else matters

  • Sept. 15, 2008, 3:40 a.m. CST

    heh, that sounds pretty cool

    by The Amazing G

    I know my female cousin would be happy is he were the last man on earth (and she was the last woman)

  • Sept. 15, 2008, 3:59 a.m. CST

    Bring on the Shia haters...

    by mr.brownstone

    even though he was born to play this role. Anybody who denies it is just being an asshole. And please don't even bother suggesting that doofus from Brick, Jonathan Taylor Thomas or whatever his name is, who seems to be the latest fanboy suggestion for everything... he has the screen presence of a potted plant.

  • Sept. 15, 2008, 4 a.m. CST

    Nope don't see it

    by Xiphos_2

    I don't drink the Shia haterade like some around here, Shia doesn't register with me at all, but for this project he's as wrong as wrong can be.<p> One of those skinny emo actors from Great Britian would be much better for the Yorrick role then Shia.

  • Sept. 15, 2008, 4:02 a.m. CST

    NO

    by mutombo

    Shia's coming out of my nose, my ears, my eyes, my ass, I've had enough of Shia, so have you and so has Shia himself.

  • Sept. 15, 2008, 4:05 a.m. CST

    I know nothing of this..

    by deanbarry

    ...please, teach me.

  • Sept. 15, 2008, 4:07 a.m. CST

    Topher Grace

    by Spifftacular Squirrel Girl

    I'm awfully sure that BKV has mentioned in an interview that he'd always pictured Topher as Yorrick but you can't really fault Caruso for wanting his guy in the role. <p> Anyone else feel like they will probably try to shoot for a PG-13 rating with this? It'll be a lot fewer F-Bombs than in the comics.

  • Sept. 15, 2008, 4:19 a.m. CST

    who cares

    by bacci40

    i may be one of the few that didnt like the series and stopped buying it after issue 6...so cast shia...so it will make money...i dont care

  • Sept. 15, 2008, 4:37 a.m. CST

    Vertigo's most overated Book ever...

    by Midnightxpress

    Should have been ten times the book it was, god the lead character was annoying.

  • Sept. 15, 2008, 4:46 a.m. CST

    What bad casting.

    by The Gospel According to Bastardface

  • Sept. 15, 2008, 4:48 a.m. CST

    More important than the casting...

    by blindambition238

    will they be trying to fit everything into 2-hrs or doing at least 3 films?

  • Sept. 15, 2008, 5:13 a.m. CST

    NOOOO!!!

    by oaser

    Please don't let Shia play "that awkward guy" again! Yorick needs to ACT, not just muddle his way through his lines. Oh, God, I hope directors and producers read this site and take into consideration what fans say.

  • Sept. 15, 2008, 5:17 a.m. CST

    Shia, the last man on earth? Really???

    by cyrent

    lolz...

  • Sept. 15, 2008, 5:33 a.m. CST

    M-O-O-N. That spells Shia equals PG 13.

    by ev1ldead

    I haven't read the comic yet and have nothing against Shia, but I don't wan't to see him in this. Besides that...an HBO Series could tell the story way better than 1 or even 3 Films.

  • Sept. 15, 2008, 5:42 a.m. CST

    I've said it once, I'll say it again - Chris Evans should play Y

    by brokentusk

    He's got the looks and the talent to match (for proof, rent SUNSHINE). More importantly though, his personality suits Yorick to a tee. At this point, Shia LaBeouf can only play Shia LaBeouf and fans of the book will have difficulty seeing him in the role. I actually have no problem with Shia generally, but I really don't think he should get this part... it's just too lazy.

  • Sept. 15, 2008, 6:12 a.m. CST

    Just don't force the entire story into a 2hr movie

    by newc0253

    this needs to be at least 2 films, if not a full-blown trilogy. the story deserves no less. re casting, Keys seems like a good choice for 355 (if a little young) and Shia, while bland, will probably do okay.

  • Sept. 15, 2008, 6:13 a.m. CST

    Anyone read Leboufs interview in DETAILS Magazine?

    by IndustryKiller!

    It's funny, the interview almost had me feeling bad for him and some of the negative buzz he's gotten until the clutch question of "What do you think is the cause?" and he comes up with the stock answer of "Jealousy". I mean I guess when you gotta make heads or tails of something like that, just for self preservation you pick the thing that makes you feel good, but it just seemed so outright delusional and undeservedly arrogant. As if it would never occur to him that maybe, just maybe, people could actually get sick of a guy who has never really given a great performance or played anything outside of himself might get a little old when a filmmaking magnate SHOVES him down everybody's throat. I don't have a problem with the guy per se, but to me he's still a lightweight and I'm not sure anything he's doing in the future is going to change that. He's got a charisma sure, but it's not the kind of charisma you want thrown in your face. You can only take the quick talkin, dorky, self deprecating guy so much before enough is enough.

  • Sept. 15, 2008, 6:18 a.m. CST

    Lebouf is also totally non threatening

    by IndustryKiller!

    And it's tough to like someone like that as a screen idol. It's odd that despite all of the dudes offscreen antics he doesn't seem to have one fucking ounce of edge, and what edge there is is more weasely and scheming than it is actual cool. throw all the biker jackets on him you want and level all the accusations of "hater" in the world, I still don't believe him throwing a punch or kissing a girl. I'm no hater, he was one of the only aspects of Indy 4 that I thought was defensible.

  • Sept. 15, 2008, 6:19 a.m. CST

    Yeah, that pretty much sums it up, IndustryKiller.

    by CreasyBear

    But like you said, he's not going to embrace that. He's just gonna ride this wave like Colin Farrell did when he had his spate of movies thrown his way.

  • Sept. 15, 2008, 6:34 a.m. CST

    Now here's a role that actually

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    seems appropriate for Shia. I don't like or dislike him, it depends on the movie. I've seen a few issues of Y, and I think this would be a good fit.

  • Sept. 15, 2008, 6:35 a.m. CST

    You just KNOW they're going to ruin this...

    by BiggusDickus

    ...don't you?<p>PG-13, heavy on the 'comedy', lots of girls chasing the last man all Benny Hill-style...<p>Brrr...I'm getting the dry heaves just thinking about it.

  • Sept. 15, 2008, 6:44 a.m. CST

    Y IS NOW DEAD TO ME!!! YINO!!!

    by spud mcspud

    If that ratfuck sonofabitch Shite LeBarf gets that role, the role that Jason Lee back in his Mallrats days would have been BORN to play (come on, isn't Yorick basically Brody with smarts?), they can go fuck themselves. No way on earth would I put myself through the fucking agony of watching that talentless, cocky-'cos-Uncle-Spielberg-LUUUUUUURVES-me smarmy little shitbag ruin the comci event of the last few years on the big screen...<P> AAAAAARRRGGGHHHHH!!! WHAT THE FUCK IS GOING ON IN HOLLYWOOD THIS YEAR?!?!? YOU CREATIVELY BANKRUPT USELESS SOULLESS BRAINLESS FECKLESS WHOREMONGERING DRUGBINGEING POINTLESS WASTES OF THE COSMOS!!! FUCKING DO SOMETHING RIGHT FOR A CHANGE, AND SCRAP THIS FUCKING IDEA NOW!!!

  • Sept. 15, 2008, 6:48 a.m. CST

    Ryan Reynolds

    by spud mcspud

    Even after the double shitefest of BLADE: TRINITY and THE AMITYVILLE HORROR (where his performance was memorable in a very fprgettable movie) I still like Reynolds. Get him away from the corrupting influence of David Goyer (stick to writing, you can't direct worth shit) and he could be great. Not hating the Chris Evans idea either - he could do this - and fuck it, maybe even Paul Walker after RUNNING SCARED. But Ryan Reynolds gets my fantasy casting vote.<P> Anyone but Shia. For fuck's sake...

  • Sept. 15, 2008, 6:48 a.m. CST

    Nicholas Brendan would've killed as Yorick

    by kiddae

    Maybe he's too old now though? Joseph Gordon Lovett... that's good, way better than LaBoof. Ah jeez I hope it doesn't work out with him.

  • Sept. 15, 2008, 6:48 a.m. CST

    Rosalyn Sanchez...

    by spud mcspud

    For the mad Israeli chick. Naked.

  • Sept. 15, 2008, 6:49 a.m. CST

    Is this the one

    by Rommel Catuncan

    where he's full gay and his best friend is a chicken and he bites the head off the chicken? Oh sorry spoiler.

  • Sept. 15, 2008, 6:50 a.m. CST

    TWO WORDS F**K NO!!

    by Redfive!

    This is like PREACHER,it needs to be a series and Ryan Gosling would be a 10 times better Yorick then laDouche.

  • Sept. 15, 2008, 6:50 a.m. CST

    Nick Brendon!

    by spud mcspud

    Niiiice. Would've worked. Nathan Fillion may be a little too old now, dammit - that could've worked too...

  • Sept. 15, 2008, 6:51 a.m. CST

    Whoopi Goldberg for 355

    by spud mcspud

    I'm a little black woman in a big silver box, and on the top it says PHONE. Heeeeeeeeeeeeelllllpppppp!!!!!

  • Sept. 15, 2008, 6:52 a.m. CST

    I still remember Mallrats

    by Rommel Catuncan

    where Brody made that guy throw up in the paperbag. Haha he was funnier than Claire Forlani and that London twin! <P> Haha Shannen Doherty...

  • Sept. 15, 2008, 6:55 a.m. CST

    spud mcspud

    by Rommel Catuncan

    Oh look! A tropical fish and his mate! <P> What are you folks runnin' here? Wild Kingdom?

  • Sept. 15, 2008, 6:56 a.m. CST

    Another movie I won't see

    by Dazzler69

    Because of Shita Lablah. He ruins every movie he is in. TF, Indiana, no way I will pay to see him ever again. I will pay for another movie to see TF2 however. Gawd I wish he would get arrested again and be put away when it's time to do a movie I like.

  • Sept. 15, 2008, 6:59 a.m. CST

    Y bother

    by JIMBOCOP

    Harlan Ellison already did this in "A Boy and His Dog" to everyone's satisfaction (1974). That is all.

  • Sept. 15, 2008, 7:22 a.m. CST

    Joseph Gordon Levitt!

    by StrokerX

    Now that kid can act...put him in this shiz

  • Sept. 15, 2008, 7:24 a.m. CST

    Oh and I'd like to go ahead and call

    by StrokerX

    JGL will get an Oscar one day...next 5 years?

  • Sept. 15, 2008, 7:25 a.m. CST

    A Boy and His Dog

    by StrokerX

    Picked up the graphic novel when i was a wee lad...messed me up

  • Sept. 15, 2008, 7:31 a.m. CST

    Schnoo Schnoo

    by kafka07

    do the women sentence him to schoo schnoo?

  • Sept. 15, 2008, 7:52 a.m. CST

    Johnny Depp for Yorick and Phillip Seymour Hoffman for 355!

    by dirty john

    and Cher as Ampersand. And it has to be really dark.

  • Sept. 15, 2008, 8:27 a.m. CST

    This should be a series.

    by Knuckleduster

    But if Caruso and LeBeouf wanna make a movie, that's fine. I don't really mind either of them. There's just no way you're gonna tell this story with one movie without it seeming like just another I Am Legend/Last Man on Earth affair.

  • Sept. 15, 2008, 8:55 a.m. CST

    Jason Dohring for Yorick

    by Charlie Murphy

    or JGL, that would be great. Caruso has said he plans Y to be a trilogy if he makes it, so i'm not too worried about a rush job, i'm just worried it'll get fucked up and lose what was great about the book. like, i can see some hollywood types making Y into a love story about two people lost across the world after a tragedy and trying to find each other again. which i guess is what Y is on the surface but it's about way way more than that.

  • Sept. 15, 2008, 9:01 a.m. CST

    a guide to recognizing your saints

    by Leafy McPlantsalot

    i liked shia in that. yep, that's all I've got.

  • Sept. 15, 2008, 9:28 a.m. CST

    Oh stop crying

    by waggy

    Have any of you read Y the Last Man? Yorick is a dumbass. He is supposed to make the women of the world go "Really? One guy survived the plague and this is what we get?". Shia is perfect for that part.

  • Sept. 15, 2008, 9:35 a.m. CST

    Thank God, no more DJ Caruso.....

    by TheWaqman

    that fucking wanker can go fucking die already after this movie, hopefully. Its probably one of those "fake" retirements though. He'll probably come back after 2 years or something. After Shia gets all lovesick.

  • Sept. 15, 2008, 9:55 a.m. CST

    Guys this was news almost a year ago

    by Freakemovie

  • Sept. 15, 2008, 10:08 a.m. CST

    Shia LeBeouf and Alicia Keyes...

    by Johnny Smith

    ...are an epic fail match made in hell. I mean, my God. Get unknowns, please. Yorick became a part of the reader because we watched him grow and transform and truly become a man, not because we had this preconceived notion of his personality because we saw Transformers and Indy 4. And do this as an HBO series or not at all. Sorry, I get angry when people decide to fuck with my favorite comic series.

  • Sept. 15, 2008, 10:12 a.m. CST

    Fuck this shit.

    by RawShark13

    Though not news at all, since nothing is finalized... Talk about the wrong director, actor, and handling of a fantastic series. I mean, fuck.

  • Sept. 15, 2008, 10:16 a.m. CST

    RawShark

    by Johnny Smith

    I couldn't have said it better myself. The only way this could be worse is if Andy Dick were playing Yorick...I hope I didn't just give anyone ideas.

  • Sept. 15, 2008, 10:20 a.m. CST

    no to alica keys, yes to shia

    by Mr_X

    355 was a hard ass. Gina Torres or Jada Pinkett Smith. i actually like the idea of Shia for this role, jason doring as well. good call whoever said that.

  • Sept. 15, 2008, 10:57 a.m. CST

    I respectfully disagree with these casting ideas

    by Theta

    LaBeouf just doesn't have the chops or ability to sell hyperactive pop culture referencing to be Yorick; he'd come off as whiny. Keys just wouldn't work as 355.

  • Sept. 15, 2008, 10:58 a.m. CST

    Shia actually makes a good Yorick.

    by the Grobe

    He's a dorky, funny, wimpy guy who always looks out of his element. This is one of the few times I'm behind his casting (I wish he wasn't in the Crystal Skull, but that whole movie was a string of bad decisions). I second Gina Torres as 355. Rated R or don't bother making the movie. And actually, the screenplay has the opportunity to be BETTER than the comics which fell apart in the last couple of trades- too cliche and predictable, even the "twists".

  • Sept. 15, 2008, 11:05 a.m. CST

    Will never work

    by Mr. N

    Women will find the movie version offensive. Shia is an offensive talent (or lack thereof) and men won't go see an action film dominated by women (unless it's an awesome R, which it won't be). Shia doesn't have the grit to pull off the final issue, or the climax of Yorick. These are sad times we're living in my friends.

  • Sept. 15, 2008, 11:39 a.m. CST

    I like Shia

    by The Funketeer

    But he's not right for this.

  • Sept. 15, 2008, 11:40 a.m. CST

    Is this a porno?...'cause I don't think I want to see...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...Shia in a porno....planet of hot naked chicks or not....

  • Sept. 15, 2008, 11:51 a.m. CST

    Ugh.

    by fiester

    Until people stop going to his movies they are going to continue to cast this ponce in everything.

  • Sept. 15, 2008, 11:57 a.m. CST

    We need a real woman for 355

    by drewlicious

    Alica Keys has been pretty impressive so far but we can do so much better than that. If only Vivica Fox were younger I'd suggest her. I agree that a series would do the premise more justice, especially if it's on HBO or FX.

  • Sept. 15, 2008, 12:02 p.m. CST

    Oh right right...

    by Rommel Catuncan

    It's that movie where he gets buttcheek implants to impress his girlfriend. Gotcha.

  • Sept. 15, 2008, 12:03 p.m. CST

    This movie will fail . . .

    by follyway

    Shia actually doesnt bother me too much for Yorick as he is supposed to be umimpressive but there is no way this will work on screen. One film is far to little get the arc of Yorick or 355. And, lets face it there is no way to sell this thing in its true version. You make an honest version with insane self mutilating lesbians, women fighting over the chance to fuck a random man and women killing women just because their are no men left. Are you kidding me? It would have to be a hard R with violence and nudity. You would have women's groups up in arms talking about the misogynistic fantasies of Hollywood. You would have the Jewish anti-defamantion league complaining. Shia's 13yr old girls would be confused. Grown men would be pissed that this wanker represents them. All you'd be left with is 15yr old boys. No fucking way they make that movie. It will be a severly comprimised PG-13 pseudo action flick with little to no insight into the struggle for power and our darwinian instincts. Sorry, the casting of Shia is the least of this films problems.

  • Sept. 15, 2008, 12:08 p.m. CST

    Well there's something Darwinian about

    by Rommel Catuncan

    buttcheek implants.

  • Sept. 15, 2008, 12:14 p.m. CST

    John Krasinski FFS!

    by Isopor

    And what's this about DJ Caruso writing the script. I thought BKV was doing that. No, but I'm sure Mr. Disturbia has a much better take on the material. What?

  • Sept. 15, 2008, 12:43 p.m. CST

    DJ Caruso's da bomb on tha turntables yo

    by StanGrossman

  • Sept. 15, 2008, 12:52 p.m. CST

    Charlie Murphy -- Good on Ya

    by DKT

    We could do worse than Shia LeBeouf, no doubt, but Jason Dohering would be pretty close to note-perfect.<br><br>Alicia Keyes, on the other hand, seems very wrong to me. Although I have not yet seen Smoking Aces.

  • Sept. 15, 2008, 12:59 p.m. CST

    if you've read all of

    by j_difool

    Y The Last Man, you'll know it goes from mildly interesting to getting-rather-lame, to oh-please-finish-and-tell-me-why-the-plague-happened, to -oh-my-god-i-just-wasted-so-much-time-reading-this-piece-of-shit. now, why would i want to see a movie of it?

  • Sept. 15, 2008, 1:09 p.m. CST

    im no Shia hater

    by fartedinthefaceofhollywood

    i dont hate the dude, but i get tired of seeing him and hearing about him being this "IT" guy er something. his acting ranges from proper to utter crap and it fluctuates back and forth with every scene hes in...one minute hes doing well and the next hes blowing it with that smartass sense of humor of his that is just plain unfunny to me. his character irritated me in I, Robot and Constantine....why do you ask???...they were the SAME damn character.

  • Sept. 15, 2008, 1:16 p.m. CST

    Yorrick's a goofy-fuck-up. Shia's a goofy-fuck-up.

    by TallBoy66

    Works fine for me. Yorrick doesn't evolve as a character, really, until, like, issue 20ish when that S&M chick beats the crap out of him. I'm just more concerned they tossed a BKV script when the fucking guy, you know, wrote every single issue. I think I read he compressed the whole series into one script that that seems like...alot.

  • Sept. 15, 2008, 1:23 p.m. CST

    Zach Levy would have been good

    by drewlicious

    Chuck is pretty much Yorrick Brown in a different story. Plus he looks a lot like him. Shia will probably do fine but I would prefer a less predictable choice.

  • Sept. 15, 2008, 1:42 p.m. CST

    What about Zach Levi?!!?! No Shia!!!

    by loquaciousmuse

    Shia is HORRIBLE casting for Yorick, and it's a huge disservice to all fans of the comic that Caruso is casting who he always works with instead of really thinking about who would be amazing for the role...like Zach Levi...who actually looks just like Yorick. Or do a casting call and find someone new! But SHIA?!> PLEASE NO. I love this comic too much to have it ruined this way.

  • Sept. 15, 2008, 1:42 p.m. CST

    Tracie Thoms for 355!

    by ziplock

    The chick from Death Proof... seriously has anyone read the comic here... the minute I saw her all I could think of was what a great 355 she would make...

  • Sept. 15, 2008, 1:48 p.m. CST

    btw

    by loquaciousmuse

    I have read all of Y and I like Shia quite a lot, but not for this role. And overall I think it's wiser to find unknowns for some of these roles that would be perfect, rather than skew the characters so they can cast hollywood well knowns. i'm sorry, but alicia keys is not 355 and shia is not yorick.

  • Sept. 15, 2008, 1:57 p.m. CST

    Maybe as Apersand!

    by cookylamoo

    After all, he's been throwing shit at us for years.

  • Sept. 15, 2008, 2:15 p.m. CST

    Do we suggest Joseph Gordon Levitt for everything?

    by drewlicious

    Seriously if the character is under 30 that's the name I see suggested every time I visit this site. I think he does really good work too but just because he's a good actor doesn't mean he could play anything. It's kind of like that Tetsuo rumor he shot down. I think he's a good actor but would he have been right for the part? I would have gone with Elijah Wood because he just looks so helpless and that's how I see Tetsuo.

  • Sept. 15, 2008, 3:05 p.m. CST

    Joseph Gordon Levitt

    by SpawnofAchilles

    is THE shit. (Shia is just shit) And based on what I've seen JGL do thus far, I think he could do ANYTHING, until I'm proven wrong I stand by that. To recap, JGL is very talented and picks interesting films be in and characters to play. Shia is an annoying hack of an actor that strikes me as a little bitch. I don't pay ten dollars to see a little bitch save the day and get the girl (cause that just pisses me off)

  • Sept. 15, 2008, 3:10 p.m. CST

    NO NO NO NO NO!!!!

    by ironmonkey

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8IXCK1EyP4s Please god NOOOOOOOO!!!!

  • Sept. 15, 2008, 3:27 p.m. CST

    Levitt gets recommended because he is an actor of integrity

    by IndustryKiller!

    The guy really knows how to get under the skin of a character. If you haven't seen Mysterious Skin I suggest you do so, the guy is award level good in that. I agree though that peoples calls for him to replace Ledger as the Joker were completely ridiculous. I don't know if some people have an eyesight problem but the guy looks NOTHING like Heath Ledger. He weighs about half as much, is a lot less anglo than Ledger, and sounds nothing like him. What the do have in common is loads of fucking talent.

  • Sept. 15, 2008, 3:54 p.m. CST

    loquaciousmuse is right....

    by plastroncafe

    Zach Levi would be PERFECT as Yorick. And j_difool's breakdown of the plot of Y is dead on. SO much promise, for such a craptastic payoff.

  • Sept. 15, 2008, 4:11 p.m. CST

    Levitt is an excellent talent but...

    by drewlicious

    Sometimes the best actor is not necessarily the best choice. Casting is a bigger factor than what most people think. It's like people suggested Jake Gyllenhal as Tobey Maguire's replacement for Spider-Man. Sure, he's a very talented actor but a very poor fit. I would have suggested Topher Grace (forgetting part 3) because it's simply a better fit even if he is less talented.

  • Sept. 15, 2008, 4:53 p.m. CST

    Yes to the movie, No to Shia

    by Pop_aristocrat

    ...and I don't hate Shia, just something about his particular delivery seems really wrong for Yorick.... and, honestly, I'd like it if Hollywood had more than one 19-21 year old leading man. We've got Shia, the kids from Superbad, and JGL in every damn movie now. Only one of those guys can act, and he's already signed on to GIJoe.

  • Sept. 15, 2008, 5:15 p.m. CST

    happy to see that im not the only

    by bacci40

    person that couldnt get into y...btw, i dont get ennis' the boys either...seems that the comic is just really an excuse for over the top sex and violence with no purpose...ennis may be proud that it out preacher's preacher...but at least preacher had a point and made great commentary on politics, religion and popular culture...the boys does not

  • Sept. 15, 2008, 5:21 p.m. CST

    Yeah. Cast Alicia Keys, cause she doesn't suck or anything.

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    Other than sucking at music and acting, and being an ugly cow shes a great choice.

  • Sept. 15, 2008, 5:22 p.m. CST

    Levitt gets recommended

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    Because hes the best actor of his age group. But Shia LeCusack is still the best choice for this role. Wether you fags want to admit that or not.

  • Sept. 15, 2008, 5:29 p.m. CST

    Gosling is better than Levitt....

    by TheWaqman

  • Sept. 15, 2008, 5:29 p.m. CST

    IndustryKiller!

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    Dude, on the eyesight call, thats kind of funny. Rent The Lookout. He looks IDENTICAL to Ledger in some scenes. I never would have noticed it before, but as hes gotten older hes started looking eerily similar, and in the lookout he looks exactly fucking alike. Get him a little fatter and older and yeah, he WOULD be the perfect replacement. I mean, except for his voice...mannerisms...etc etc. And Kurzinski...I would rather get butt fucked by Levitt than have to spend more than 5 minutes in a room with that annoying trollop.

  • Sept. 15, 2008, 5:32 p.m. CST

    Gosling is good...

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    ...But he hasn't had any roles that stand out as much as Levitts. I guess people were impressed by the mumbly junkie thing. And The Believer was a pretty strong standout role in a piece of shit film.

  • Sept. 15, 2008, 5:57 p.m. CST

    Chris Evans - brokentusk

    by uVa

    I don't know why I've never thought of him before. He would be awesome. He can act (Sunshine) has the right personality, and even has the right face. Number one choice I say!

  • Sept. 15, 2008, 6:14 p.m. CST

    bummer

    by swordsmasteryen

    Might as well have Bret Ratner direct . . . I don't know why they always put these beloved properties into the hands of these hacks. Shave' le Muff is a bad choice for lead, Yorick is obnoxious, but not that obnoxious.

  • Sept. 15, 2008, 6:40 p.m. CST

    Chris Evans is too good looking

    by drewlicious

    I like him fine but you need somebody who doesn't look like an underwear model to play Yorrick. Now that I think of it, even though he's already done a comic book apdaptation, James MacAvoy would be good.

  • Sept. 15, 2008, 7:33 p.m. CST

    Lets face it the kid is a midget and a pussy.

    by GQtaste

    And not at all a leading man type so thats why alot of folks get mad at the fact that this kid gets all these great roles.

  • Sept. 15, 2008, 8:34 p.m. CST

    Like the McCavoy suggestion..

    by MrClark

    And whatever idiot said Gosling hasn't had as many good roles as JGL needs to get his head examined. The knob slobbing over JGL is crazy here, the kids got talent but hes not the next Orson Welles or Daniel Day-Lewis reincarnate. I don't really mind Shia for the role tho so I'll probably see it anyway.

  • Sept. 15, 2008, 8:49 p.m. CST

    Gosling would be fine

    by PumpyMcAss

    Evans is too pretty and gay. MacAvoy would be good but he's too short and little. Leavitt would be fine as well. LaBeouf would be terrible.

  • Sept. 15, 2008, 9:09 p.m. CST

    Evans

    by Series7

    Would be best for this. McCavoy/Shia/Levvitt are all pussies. Especially McCavoy, WE GET IT Ewan was on break for awhile Motorcycling around the world. He's back now, and can go back to starring in every movie with a title.

  • Sept. 15, 2008, 9:11 p.m. CST

    MacAvoy

    by Series7

    Seriously, he has a personal express account and he ending up getting a sweet gig as a temp for Ewan McGregor while he was off blowing money.

  • Sept. 15, 2008, 9:39 p.m. CST

    WhinyNegativeBitch

    by mr.brownstone

    Joseph Gordon Levitt has stand out roles? He fades into the background in every scene while simultaneously inducing spontaneous narcolepsy. If he's the best actor of his generation that's truly depressing. He is so bland he makes Dracula era Keanu look like Taxi Driver era DeNiro. I hope he becomes an interesting actor one day, I really do, but as it stands his rep as a good actor seems like some kind of mass hypnotic delusion.

  • Sept. 15, 2008, 9:44 p.m. CST

    WhinyNegativeBitch

    by mr.brownstone

    I agree that Alicia keys is useless as an actor. She seems like an incredibly unimaginative and knee jerk choice.

  • Sept. 15, 2008, 11:13 p.m. CST

    *sigh*

    by brandon11

    has anyone jsut had enough of this shia lebeouf thing? are we really ready to put him into a comic book movie? especially an awsome one.

  • Sept. 15, 2008, 11:32 p.m. CST

    Ben Wishaw is the perfect choice.

    by chaplinatemyshoe

    But he's a Brit and Spielberg's not in love with him...and why the hell is DJ Caruso doing this one? Why is it mostly shitty directors are interested in destroying comics?

  • Sept. 15, 2008, 11:36 p.m. CST

    Traci Thoms is perfect for 355

    by waggy

    Good call on that one ziplock

  • Sept. 15, 2008, 11:37 p.m. CST

    Edgar Wright would be a great choice to direct

    by chaplinatemyshoe

    That is all.

  • Sept. 15, 2008, 11:44 p.m. CST

    WhinyNegativeBitch....

    by TheWaqman

    and you're riding Levitt's cock too. You call Gosling's role in Half Nelson "the mumbly junkie" yet you think Levitt's performances stand out more. Which one? The silent janitor role he got so highly praised for? Fact is Gosling has proved more up to this point. Levitt is talented, he just hasn't shown his full potential yet (and if he has, then he's not the next big star, Emile Hirsch is more talented too btw).

  • Sept. 15, 2008, 11:48 p.m. CST

    That Jason Dohring suggestion was inspired

    by flickchick85

    I would much prefer to see him in this. Oh well, people actually know who Shia is, so score one for him.

  • Sept. 16, 2008, 2:30 a.m. CST

    Joseph Gordon Levitt is a good idea!

    by Duty

    SpawnofAchilles! you nailed this one! Levitt is making smart choices .... Levitt would make a GREAT Spiderman!

  • Sept. 16, 2008, 3:02 a.m. CST

    I saw The Lookout whinynegative

    by IndustryKiller!

    I actually saw it opening weekend, I'm a pretty big fan of Levitts. Especially since I think he's one of the few actors out there who always shines more in leading roles than supporting. He's a character actor who can do leads. With that said, he looks NOTHING like Ledger. Ledger was far more hunky, whereas Levitt is a much smaller guy. Their stature is just completely different as is the facial structure. I don't think they could even convincingly play brothers in a movie let alone the same guy. They also sound nothing alike, Ledgers voice is very deep and resonant, whereas Levitts has a more shrill tone. not like Justin Timberlake annoying as fuck shrill, good shrill. I think Levitt could be a great comic book villain, especially under the direction of someone like Nolan, but as the Joker I think it would be a huge mistake unless you wanted to go in a totally different direction, which would just be jarring and unwise.

  • Sept. 16, 2008, 3:06 a.m. CST

    From what you guys are saying about Yorrick it sounds...

    by IndustryKiller!

    like a really annoying character. A character that some people would get behind but would just be too much to take for others. i've never read the series, but if he's one of those loveable dorks always joking at inappropriate times in that oh so clever whedonesque way then you can count me right the fuck out because characters like that are a total farce. That would also be even more reason not to use Shia Lebeouf, who would only play up those aspects, and get someone like Levitt, who is much more naturally stoic and intellectual. Levitt would be playing the fop, but underneath would be that rich layer of gooey subtext, which you don't really get with Lebeouf.

  • Sept. 16, 2008, 4:29 a.m. CST

    Chris Evans.

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    Never thought much of him before, but he was very strong in the otherwise craptacular Street Kings. Sort of jumped on my radar. Still stand by JGL as the best around for his age group, but I, like most people, totally forgot about Perfume. That kid was fucking fantastic, and its a shame his film and performance were so overlooked. Emile Hirsch...I don't know. Fortunate enough to star in one good film. Gosling...Well, hes fucking talented yeah, but hes yet to get a role to match something like Mysterious Skin. I mean, his performance is totally wasted in Lars and indie movie of the week Junkie Teacher. Kind of waiting for someone to give him something great to work with. Industrykiller...Well, the character is the loveable geeky, lovelorn dork. I mean, physically he's not all that close, but thats why I think LeCusack is a perfect choice. I mean, I actually like Shia, and think he just hasn't really gotten roles that suit him, and I'd blame the negative reactions more on Spielberg and Co. trying to force a square peg in a round hole. By the way, theres no subtext for an actor to be concerned with. Its a pretty shitty book built on a not so great high concept log line. I mean, it could definately make for a diverting couple of hours on DVD, but unless there is some massively drastic rewrites, its gonna be a pretty generic summer popcorn flick.

  • Sept. 16, 2008, 4:33 a.m. CST

    Oh and...

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    ...Have to agree to disagree on Levitt/Ledger/Lookout. I always thought Shia missed the boat by not doing a film version of Vernon God Little back in the day. Could have at least got one credible indie role under his belt. (some people may count that mean streets knock off I suppose).

  • Sept. 16, 2008, 7:56 a.m. CST

    mr.brownstone

    by fflatch

    You're a moron.

  • Sept. 16, 2008, 11:57 a.m. CST

    Levitt is not a good fit for Yorick

    by chaplinatemyshoe

    Sorry, but you have to read the comic to get that. Topher Grace is a better fit for it than Levitt.

  • Sept. 16, 2008, 1:56 p.m. CST

    A 100 minute commercial for Axe Body Spray?

    by turketron

    they don't love you. they just love your doggystyle.

  • Sept. 16, 2008, 3:21 p.m. CST

    Eh, I'm ok with Shia.

    by rev_skarekroe

    Alicia Keys? Not so much. Don't they make DARK black chicks in Hollywood anymore?