Is the comic book finally coming to the screen?
It was during the junket for Disturbia – where we interviewed young actor Shia LaBeouf – that we realized we were seeing the rise of a megastar. Seriously. This kid’s gonna hit it big and although it already has plenty of clout, Transformers now has a reason for young girls, ages 12-16, to see it because of LaBeouf’s involvement. Next up is the fourth Indiana Jones film and I seriously wonder if he’ll be game for a part in Neil Gaiman’s Death: The High Cost of Living when he’s through.
Nevertheless, Film Ick seems to have their finger on the pulse of this Gaiman production – the “Sandman” writer’s directorial debut – and they say LaBeouf’s deal is all but complete. He’s play the leading man (“Sexton Furnival,” as he’s called in the comic book).
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