Shia LeBeouf Out Of ‘Y: The Last Man’
Posted by Brian on 06/09/2009
In an interview with Wizard Magazine, Shia LeBeouf said he is no longer interested in playing Yorick Brown in the adaptation of Brian K. Vaughn’s amazing Y: The Last Man comic series. In the comics, Yorick and his Capuchin monkey Ampersand are the last surviving males of a plague that killed off all men. Yorick makes his way across the country, a land of women learning how to survive as well, in search of his girlfriend, Beth, whom he was about to propose to when the plague hit. You understand what I just said right? Shia LeBeouf is giving up the opportunity to be surrounded by hundreds of beautiful women, for hours on end, for three to four months, because it’s too much like his Transformers character, Sam Witwicky.
“You take Sam and you put a monkey on his shoulder. I don’t know if that’s a big differential. It seems like he’s the ordinary guy in an extraordinary situation again.” He adds that he’s not willing to make Y currently, and that he may be too old to play the role when it does come around. With those rumors circling about what his meeting with Oliver Stone really entailed, I think he’s making a break for more “mature” films. Y: The Last Man was originally slated to be directed by LeBeouf’s Disturbia and Eagle Eye partner, DJ Caruso who is currently working with producing partner Masi Oka (Heroes) on The Defenders. No word on whether Caruso is out.