Director D.J. Caruso and star Shia LaBeouf are looking to rekindle their "Disturbia" magic with the thriller "Eagle Eye."
"Eagle Eye" has to be considered a high profile project for DreamWorks, since it came from an original idea by none other than Mr. Steven Spielberg.
According to the industry trade papers, Caruso has already signed on for the film, while the busy young actor is in final talks. "Eagle Eye" would be the first film produced by Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci under their new DreamWorks deal.
Dan McDermott wrote the script (with a recent draft by Hilary Seitz), which focuses on a twentysomething slacker (LaBeouf, we can only assume) and his single mom who are forced to become members of a terrorist cell carrying out a political assassination.
LaBeouf is pretty much Spielberg's favorite young man in the world. "Disturbia" earned a surprising $75-plus million for DreamWorks this spring and "Transformers" (written by Kurtzman and Orci) is expected to take in a good deal more than that come July. LaBeouf has already begun production on Spielberg's "Indiana Jones 4."
After "The Salton Sea" and "Taking Lives" and "Two for the Money," Caruso wasn't necessarily a hot directing property. After the success of "Disturbia," though, Caruso suddenly has a high enough profile to be a guest judge on FOX's unwatched "On the Lot," also produced by Spielberg.Copyright © 2015, Los Angeles Times