DW has an 'Eagle Eye' on this duo
EmptyD.J. Caruso and Shia LaBeouf, hot off the success of DreamWorks' "Disturbia," might be teaming up again for the studio.
Caruso has signed on to direct the thriller "Eagle Eye," while LaBeouf is in talks to star.
"Eagle Eye" is being produced by Alex Kurtzman and Robert Orci and was the first project set up under their first-look deal with DreamWorks that they signed in October 2004. The project is based on an idea from Steven Spielberg, with the latest script by Hilary Seitz. Dan McDermott wrote an earlier draft.
The plot revolves around a twentysomething slacker and a single mother who are framed as terrorists and forced to become members of a cell with plans to carry out a political assassination.
Caruso, who directed "The Salton Sea" and "Two for the Money," became a hot property with "Disturbia," the teen-skewing "Rear Window"-like thriller made for $20 million that has grossed almost $80 million so far. He was courted by several studios for several high-profile projects but decided to come back to DreamWorks. He is repped by CAA and attorney John LaViolette.
LaBeouf has become Spielberg's "it" boy. Once the director saw the actor in "Disturbia," he put him in "Transformers" and his own movie, the fourth installment of the Indiana Jones franchise. LaBeouf is repped by Endeavor and John Crosby Management.
Kurtzman and Orci's credits include writing the much-buzzed about "Transformers," which opens July 3. They are writing and executive producing the "Star Trek" movie slated for release in December 2008.