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    Shia LaBeouf: From Disney Channel to 'Transformers' to Vanity Fair cover guy



    Shia LaBeouf will grace the cover of the August 2007 issue of Vanity Fair.

    Landing in Hollywood

    Shia LaBeouf, the precocious star of Transformers and Disturbia, is poised for major fame: he will play Indiana Jones's son in the upcoming fourth installment of that series. Here is exclusive footage from LaBeouf's cover shoot with photographer Mark Seliger.
    http://www.vanityfair.com/fame/featu...uf_video200708

    'Indy 4' for 2008
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    Re: Shia LaBeouf: From Disney Channel to 'Transformers' to Vanity Fair cover guy

    Just got back from a 'virtual movie theater Rollercoaster ride experience' aka "Transformers" and Shia LaBeouf has done it again ... with a bit of help from absolutely stellar special effects, a fun story and loads of action filled comedic moments.
    If you are looking for an exhilerating thrill ride that will keep you both laughing and on the edge of your seat then see this flick.

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    Re: Shia LaBeouf: From Disney Channel to 'Transformers' to Vanity Fair cover guy

    'Transformers' gets six-day opening

    Early start to July 4 frame

    'Transformers' started playing Monday at 8 p.m.,
    meaning pic will have a 6 1/2-day opening.

    By Pamela McClintock
    Variety
    July 3, 2007

    Can DreamWorks and Paramount transform a toy-based vehicle into a B.O. titan?

    They face a daunting challenge as "Transformers" bows today on 4,011 screens, before a holiday when the public may be more interested in fireworks and picnics than movies.

    Independence Day is a frequent Hollywood favorite for opening films, though it's tricky when the holiday falls midweek. But the tracking on the pic is strong and audience awareness high, thanks partly to a slew of product tie-ins.

    Plus, DreamWorks and Par are going for the full week, meaning a 6-day opening tally. While "Transformers" officially bows today, it started playing Monday night at 8 p.m..

    Hollywood expects "Transformers" to be the big crowd-pleaser, though Par is working hard to manage expectations.

    Initially, some thought the movie, directed by Michael Bay and exec produced by Steven Spielberg, would be a kiddie pic, since it's based on the popular Hasbro robot toy line of the same name.

    Par and DreamWorks, which need a live-action franchise, aren't just selling it to boys, though, and intend the pic to appeal to all four quadrants. They have waged an intense marketing campaign, not to mention all the product tie-ins.

    "Transformers" was originally set to open July 4, in keeping with the tradition of a five-day holiday opening. But when Warners moved "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" from July 13 to July 11, Par moved up the "Transformers" date to July 3. Then came the idea of beginning the movie's run on Monday evening to build buzz.

    Traditionally, the Fourth of July frame doesn't enjoy the sort of eye-popping numbers that other holidays see. Bay's "Armageddon" opened at about $36 million over the July Fourth weekend in 1998, with a five-day total of over $50 million.

    Spielberg's "War of the Worlds" and "Spider-Man 2" are two exceptions. For its five-day opening, "War of the Worlds" took in roughly $100.4 million, $64.8 million of which came in on the weekend; "Spider-Man 2" posted a five-day cume of $145.3 million, including a weekend take of $81.1 million.

    "Transformers" will be unique in having essentially a seven-day opening number.

    Many believe the pic has an easy shot at crossing the $100 million mark domestically -- some put it at a great deal higher -- for the 6 days, but inside the studio execs point out that it is an original film and not a sequel.

    On Monday, Par and DreamWorks celebrated early overseas box office numbers for "Transformers," which has already bowed in a few territories. Execs upped the international weekend number by $1.6 million to $36.2 million at 2,133 venues in 10 markets for a stellar per-screen average of $16,980.

    On the domestic front, 20th Century Fox's "Live Free or Die Hard," which opened last Wednesday, faces the most direct competition from "Transformers."

    Disney-Pixar's "Ratatouille," which came in No. 1 over the weekend, could lose some kids to Bay's actioner.

    On July 4, MGM opens Werner Herzog's "Rescue Dawn" on five screens in Gotham and Los Angeles.
    http://www.variety.com/article/VR111...goryid=13&cs=1

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    Re: Shia LaBeouf: From Disney Channel to 'Transformers' to Vanity Fair cover guy

    He got another recent gift for his 21st birthday (besides 'Indy 4') from Uncle Steven:

    'Disturbia' duo set for 'Eagle Eye'

    LaBeouf will star in Seitz-scripted actioner

    LaBeouf

    Caruso

    By Michael Fleming, Pamela McClintock
    Variety
    June 26, 2007

    DreamWorks is reteaming "Disturbia" star Shia LaBeouf and director D.J. Caruso for "Eagle Eye," a thriller that will shoot in the fall.

    LaBeouf, who stars in the Michael Bay-directed DreamWorks/Paramount actioner "Transformers," is finalizing a deal to play a young slacker whose overachieving twin brother has died mysteriously. When the young man returns home, both he and a single mother find they have been framed as terrorists. Forced to become members of a cell that has plans to carry out a political assassination, they must work together to extricate themselves.

    Dan McDermott penned the script based on an original idea by Steven Spielberg; Hillary Seitz is rewriting. "Transformers" scribes Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, who are based at DreamWorks, will produce.

    Studio bought the McDermott script several years ago, and Spielberg originally planned to direct. Busy with "Indiana Jones 4," the film that teams LaBeouf with Harrison Ford, Spielberg dropped out. He turned to Caruso, a director with whom he first worked on "High Incident," the 1996 series Spielberg exec produced; that led to Caruso directing "Disturbia."

    "Disturbia" grossed nearly $80 million domestically, and both LaBeouf and Caruso have been in high demand. Caruso, who had been flirting with several film projects, including the Fox-based "X-Men" spinoff "Wolverine," sparked to the chance to reprise with LaBeouf.

    Project also reteams LaBeouf with Kurtzman and Orci, who have landed their second significant producing deal in the last week after "Cowboys & Aliens." That live-action adaptation of the graphic novel is being mounted by Imagine Entertainment as a co-production of DreamWorks and Universal.
    http://www.variety.com/article/VR111...y=shia+labeouf

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