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Your Favorite Comic Book May Not Be Desecrated After All

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | June 10, 2009 |

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | June 10, 2009 |

On Tuesday nights, I get together and put down PBRs with a few area “writers” (and by “writers,” I mean: Guys who put together dog-and-pony shows like this), and we occasionally even talk about books. To my ignorant dismay, conversations often turn to Y: The Last Man, which will have to be my next stab at graphic novels just so I’m not left out in the dark.

Anyway, my knowledge of Brian K. Vaughn’s apparently perfect comic book series is limited to this, which is all I’m capable of adding to the conversation: Shia LaBeouf is attached to play Yorick Brown, while LaBeouf’s Disturbia director, D.J. Caruso, is attached to direct.

Well, now I don’t even have that to fall back on, though it’s probably much to the delight of many who adore the series. Despite the idea of a Y: Last Man trilogy, Shia LaBeouf apparently isn’t interested in the part anymore because the character too closely resembles Sam from Transformers. In an interview with Wizard Magazine, LaBeouf said this:

You take Sam and you put a monkey on his shoulder,” said LaBeouf . “I don’t know if it’s that big a differential. It seems like he’s the ordinary guy in an extraordinary situation again.” Much like the character of Sam in the Transformers films. He added, “I’m not willing to make that movie currently, and may be too old to play the role by the time it does come around.

Well, there you go: Good news, bad news. The production of the movie has apparently stalled, but hey! At least it probably won’t star LaBeouf.

So, is Joseph Gordon-Levitt too old to play the part? Or do we have to settle for Anton Yelchin, who is a pretty great actor but not all that magnetic. And more importantly, how does LaBeouf plan to branch out now? If he’s not going to do the ordinary guy in extraordinary situations, what the hell has he got left?

Oh yeah. Wall Street 2. Pbbbbbbbt.

Too bad Corin Nemic is not young enough anymore. Whenever I see the above photo, I always envision Parker Lewis with a monkey.

Dustin is the founder and co-owner of Pajiba. You may email him here, follow him on Twitter, or listen to his weekly TV podcast, Podjiba.

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