Shia LaBeouf’s stab at an adult movie role finally lands online via a teaser trailer for “Eagle Eye”, an action-thriller that sees LaBeouf playing a young slacker (look, he’s unshaven, the slacker!) who is framed by some nefarious folks as a terrorist, and now the FBI, led by Billy Bob Thornton, is after him. The teaser does a great job of showing LaBeouf’s predicament, and in fact it kinda reminds me a bit of the early parts of “The Matrix”. We don’t see anything with Michelle Monaghan, though, but I’m sure they’re saving her plot for another teaser or maybe an official trailer.
Here’s a very revealing description of the plot from IMDB.com, which has a number of things I hadn’t known before, including the whole twin angle:
Shia Labeouf reteams with “Disturbia” director D.J. Caruso playing a young slacker whose twin brother has died mysteriously. Rachel (Monaghan) finds that her child is missing, and soon the two strangers realize that they have been framed as terrorists. Forced to become members of a cell that has plans to carry out a political assassination, they must work together to extricate themselves while being led by a mysterious voice.
Starring Shia LaBeouf, Michelle Monaghan, Rosario Dawson, Billy Bob Thornton, Ethan Embry, Eric Christian Olsen, and Michael Chiklis. D.J. Caruso, who directed LaBeouf in his first big leading man hit “Disturbia”, directs this terrorist thriller.
Get an eyeful September 26, 2008.