Monday, April 14, 2008

LaBeouf To Travel The Dark Fields

Hollywood favorite Shia LaBeouf has signed on to play the lead role in The Dark Fields, an adaptation of the book written by Alan Glynn. The sci-fi story actually sounds pretty intriguing. This description comes from

Imagine a drug that makes your brain function with perfect efficiency, tapping into your most fundamental resources of intelligence and drive, releasing all the passive knowledge you'd ever accumulated. A drug that made you focused, charming, fast, even attractive. Eddie Spinola is on such a drug. It's called MDT-48, and it's Viagra for the brain-a designer drug that's redesigning his life. But while MDT is helping Eddie achieve the kind of success he's only dreamed about, it's also chipping away at his sanity-splitting headaches, spontaneous blackouts, violent outbursts. And now that he's hooked and his supply is running low, Eddie must venture into the drug's dark past to feed his habit. What he discovers proves that MDT, once a dream come true, has become his worst nightmare.

This could be a really cool project that allows the kid to show us what he's got in terms of dramatic roles. It's going to be directed by Neil Burger (The Illusionist), so I'm at least interested and at most slightly excited.


john jones said...

Why does Shia look like a total child rapist in that photo? For that matter, why does he look like a total child rapist ALL the time?

Ben Pearson said...

That's actually his mugshot from when he got arrested in a Walgreens. I think it's the 'stache that gives him that look, but we'll see it in full force once "Eagle Eye" comes out in a couple of months. You'll know it when you see it.

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