It was rumored that LaBeouf would play the lead role of Yorick Brown in D.J. Caruso and Carl Ellsworth‘s film adaptation of Brian K. Vaughn and Pia Guerra’s Y: The Last Man. But LaBeouf feels that Brown is too similar to his “Transformers” role of Sam Witwicky.
In Y: The Last Man, Brown is a young man who, due to a plague that kills nearly all the males on the planet, is the last man on earth.
If LaBeouf were to take on the lead role of Brown, he would be reuniting with D.J. Caruso who also directed him in Eagle Eye and Disturbia. But, it seems that LaBeouf is looking for a different type of character to play and who could blame him? Most of his more famous lead roles have featured him as the everyday hero with an attractive girl on his side.
So if you expected to see LaBeouf running around like a wild man to become the neighborhood hero or planet’s saviour, the young star told Wizard that he is not willing to do [that] movie, and then added that he may be too old to play Brown when the time finally came around.
That also being said, I can’t picture him in a independent art film with a lots of dialogue. Can you?