LaBeouf re-teams with Disturbia director for Eagle Eye

D.J. Caruso's latest thriller Disturbia which starred relative unknown actor (at least to the casual viewer) Shia LaBeouf made $78 million domestic at the Box Office. That's quite some achievement for that type of thriller, especially when you remember it was up against a Tarantino/Rodriguez double bill which was expected to dominate that weekend. Dreamworks have setup a new thriller for the duo to work on. The movie titled Eagle Eye will see Caruso again direct LaBeouf from a movie that originated from the mind of Dreamworks head-honcho Steven Spielberg. Hillary Seitz who translated the script of Insomnia for it's Hollywood remake, is currently re-writing the story from an original draft from Dan McDermott.

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.
Disturbia hasn't made the journey to the U.K. yet but I was really impressed by the trailer and although it was a clear rip off from Rear Window, the movie looked like fun and by the numbers it did I don't think I was the only one who thought that. Variety hint that Caurso has decided to do the project after "flirting" with the Wolverine movie, so has this ruled him out? It does it look like Len Wiseman is the front runner, but it all depends on how well Live Free or Die Hard goes down, both from an audience point of view and box office numbers.


Matt Holmes is the co-founder of What Culture, formerly known as Obsessed With Film. He has been blogging about pop culture and entertainment since 2006 and has written over 10,000 articles.