Young actor Shia LaBeouf, who starred in Warner Bros. Constantine, told SCI FI Wire that he’s been working with graphic novel writer Neil Gaiman to bring his Death stories to life on the big screen. You can read all of the juicy details on that and a Constantine sequel inside. Death is one of the seven Endless, the beings who are similar to Gods but just a teeny bit more immortal. After being introduced in Sandman #8 as the older sister of Dream, she’s become one of the comic world’s most endearing and enduring cult characters….
Sci Fi Wire reports:
“Me and Neil Gaiman are working on Death right now,” LaBeouf said in an interview at the Toronto International Film Festival. “We’re trying to turn that into a film. Neil is the guy who wrote Sandman. And Death was one of his graphic novels that we’re trying to make.” LaBeouf and Gaiman have brought the project to New Line Cinema and are awaiting a green light.
Meanwhile, LaBeouf said that the critical drubbing he and co-star Keanu Reeves got over Constantine may prevent a sequel. “I don’t know,” said LaBeouf, who played Chas, the sidekick to Reeve’s Constantine. “It’s a money thing. It didn’t make enough money … domestically for them to [do it]. It’s an expensive movie. They had to make a lot of money back to get their money back.”
LaBeouf said that he picks his movies carefully and enjoys SF movies, such as I, Robot, in which he co-starred with Will Smith.”