Shia LaBeouf hates monkeys. Well, not really, but he doesn’t think that putting a monkey on his shoulder will make the character Yorick all that different from his Sam Witwicky character, which he’s been playing for the last two “Transformers” movies. And as such, at the moment the in-demand actor isn’t willing to do D.J. Caruso’s adaptation of the comic book “Y: The Last Man”.
It seems like ages since we’ve heard any updates on the movie, and this current update doesn’t sound like very good news for the in-development picture, which I had optimistically slated as a 2008 film. Oh boy was I being optimistic!
In an interview with Wizard magazine (via SuperheroHype) LaBeouf says the two roles (Sam Witwitcky from “Transformers” and “Y’s” Yorick) are too familiar, and he needs a little variety in his life, thus Yorick is not for him “currently”, but that could change. Though adds LaBeouf, when he does change his mind, he might be too old for the movie. Of course ol Shia’s being a tad facetious there. As if Caruso and screenwriter Carl Ellsworth wouldn’t go back and tailor the script for him even if he was 50.
“Y: The Last Man”, based on a comic book series of the same name by Brian K. Vaughn and Pia Guerra, would have reunited LaBeouf with his “Disturbia” director, Caruso, and would have starred LaBeouf as Yorick Brown, the last male survivor in a post-apocalyptic America.
Below: “Stupid monkey. This is all your fault, we could have gotten Shia.”