Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Future Of Film
The 100 Greatest Video Games
Robin Williams: The Big Interview
Kevin Feige:
My Movie Life

The Marvel supremo's pick of the flicks
Want To Be An Empire Journalist?
Find out how here
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
Warner Bros. Planning I Am Legend Reboot
For a new, Will Smith-free franchise
More Movie News

Shia LaBeouf Gets The Horns
He's attached to the Joe Hill adaptation

17 March 2011  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Variety

submit to reddit

Stephen King has long been a favourite of filmmakers, and it’s looking like his talented writer son, Joe Hill, is proving to possess a similar knack for turning out stories that people want to adapt. Because Mandalay Pictures has just attached Shia LaBeouf to star in and help develop Hill’s novel Horns.

Playwright Keith Bunin, who cut his screenwriting teeth on HBO series In Treatment, has signed on to write the script for the film, which will follow Ig Perrish, a 26-year-old who blearily awakens from a drunken night out to discover horns sprouting from his head. But those are just one of his problems – there’s his girlfriend’s unsolved murder to solve and the curse that now sits over (and on) his head.

Hill (who started writing without using his father’s famous name so as to stand on his own ability) optioned the book to Mandalay in 2009 shortly before it hit shelves and will also be involved in overseeing the film version.

"Shia is an extremely gifted actor who responded to this novel with total enthusiasm from the beginning," Mandalay’s Cathy Schulman tells Variety. "We share a passion to bring the iconic character of Ig Perrish to life."

LaBeouf has, of course, being doing method preparation for the role of a man who has serious bad luck by appearing in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Ghost Rider Waits For Blackout
Johnny Whitworth confirms villainy
Todd Field Accepts The Creed Of Violence
Update: He's got the funds to make it

Your Comments

whoop!
Sorry Shia haters, but I love him! After seeing Eagle Eye, I viewed him completely differently. It's a serious role in an thriller/action film that he really rises to. Since then I've enjoyed watching him as his acting is actually brilliant...even if the some of the films are awful! If the adaptation is good, he will do a brilliant job. (and everyone go watch Eagle Eye!) More

Posted by flyaninnocentlife at 10:12 on 21 March 2011 | Report This Post

NO NO NO NO!!!
Not Shia. Anyone but Shia. Justin Timberlake. Paul Freakin' Walker. Nic Cage with a CG age-reduction makeover. Just not Shia. Why ruin such a good story? More

Posted by HellBilly at 14:04 on 17 March 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Damn!
The same Crystal Skull that got a 4 star rating in Empire? That I actually enjoyed? That one? More

Posted by UTB at 10:46 on 17 March 2011 | Report This Post

SPECIAL FEATURE
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time EMPIRE READERS' POLL: THE 301 GREATEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME
You turned out in your hundreds and thousands, and here are the results... Browse the full list


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
The Hateful Eight - The Story So Far
We delve into the short but tangled history of Quentin Tarantino’s latest

Gallery: Unseen Star Wars Poster Concept Artwork
JW Rinzler takes us through a history of the franchise in jaw-dropping art

The Future Of Film: Lasers Will Save 3D (If Your Cinema Is Big Enough)
Big will be beautiful in the brave new world of frickin' laser beam projection

The Bond Girls Who Made It Big
The actresses who overcame the curse of 007 to forge successful careers

The Future Of Film: A Woman Will Direct Star Wars
No longer a men’s club, Hollywood is going to start opening its doors...

The Empire Podcast #130: Interviews With Rosamund Pike, Lee Child And Antoine Fuqua
The Gone Girl star, Jack Reacher author and The Equalizer director pop in for a chat

The 50 Greatest Voice Performances In Movies
Who has the most talented tonsils in town?

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 6 Issues Of Empire For Only £15!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 6 issues of Empire for just £15!
Get the world's greatest movie magazine delivered straight to your door! Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)