LaBeouf reprised the role of Sam Witwicky in the 2009 sequel to Transformers, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. Filming for the movie began in May 2008 and ended in late 2008. Due to LaBeouf's injury from his car accident, Bay and screen writer Roberto Orci had to rewrite the script to protect his hand throughout filming. LaBeouf said production was only delayed two days after his accident because Bay made up for it by filming second unit scenes, and LaBeouf recovered a few weeks earlier than expected, allowing him to return to the set. Near the end of filming, LaBeouf injured his eye when he hit a prop; the injury required seven stitches. He resumed filming two hours later. For his work, LaBeouf was reportedly paid around $5 million. The movie was a commercial success, grossing $800 million worldwide, but received mostly negative review by critics, with LaBeouf sharing a nomination for the "Worst Screen Couple of 2009" Razzie Award with "either Megan Fox or any Transformer."
Transformers: Dark of the Moon is the third film in the Transformers film series, directed by Michael Bay and produced by Steven Spielberg. It is the sequel to Transformers and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen and is scheduled for release on July 1, 2011, in Real D 3D, regular 2D theaters and IMAX. Shia LaBeouf, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson, John Turturro and Ramón Rodríguez are set to reprise their starring roles, with Peter Cullen returning as the voice of Optimus Prime. Ehren Kruger, who collaborated in the writing of the second film, was said to be again involved in the writing. Despite having initially been confirmed for the film, and with the film already into principal photography, it was announced that Megan Fox would not be reprising her role from the previous two films. With Fox's character Mikaela being dropped, Sam was assigned a new love interest, who will be played by English model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. Also, Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman, having written the first two films, will not return for the third installment in the series, which Orci had earlier somewhat anticipated, fearing the duo would "risk getting stale". Bay has stated this would be the last installment in the series. Shia LaBeouf plays Sam Witwicky. The leading human character who is friends with the Autobots. It seems that Sam will possess a power glove in the movie. Transformers: Dark of the Moon is set to be released on July 1, 2011 in 3D. Although originally set to be released in both conventional and IMAX theaters, it was recently announced no IMAX 3D shots were made for the film. On November 27, it was confirmed that a two-minute announced trailer would be attached with Tron: Legacy and The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader in 2D and 3D after a response from Michael Bay about the 3D rumors. Said trailer was posted to the web on December 9, 2010. The trailer depicts the Apollo 11 moon landing, with Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin discovering The Ark crashed on the moon. Marketing Most of the characters will return for Hasbro's new toyline, which is due out on May 16, 2011. In October, Entertainment Tonight previewed the behind-the-scenes filming in Chicago. Following that, the official film website was changed with the logo and the release date under it. Home Media During Hasbro Investor Day, it was announced that the DVD and Blu-ray Disc will be released in the fourth quarter 2011. Video Game Activision is set to make a video game for the Xbox 360, Playstation 3, and Wii. They will also make a game for the Nintendo 3DS, but it wasn't said if the game would be separated by Autobots and Decepticons like in the previous games.
LaBeouf bought his own two-bedroom house at the age of 18. He is a cigarette smoker, but he said in June 2009 that he had recently begun trying to quit. LaBeouf has two bulldogs named Brando and Rex. LaBeouf has said, "sports are so big in my life", and that he is a "film junkie". He enjoys the music of The Shins, CKY, and the hip hop label Definitive Jux. LaBeouf has said that he is a fan of The Transformers television series and the 1986 film, The Transformers: The Movie. He is a fan of the Los Angeles Clippers and Los Angeles Dodgers. While doing research for his role in the Wall Street sequel, he developed an interest in stock market trading, which he described as his "favorite hobby". LaBeouf has said that he is "very serious" about his career and has made "a calculated effort to stay away from the party scene," believing that "if the industry takes you lightly because you're always partying, then they will take your work lightly as well." He has said that religion "never made sense" to him, and also that he has a "personal relationship with God that happens to work within the confines of Judaism". The actor has said that he is not the "All-American Disney role model" and chose to appear in some of his film roles in order to "curse as much as possible" and "age [himself] publicly" after his Disney roles. However, he specifies that Disney is "great and all" and a "nurturing place". He has said that he enjoyed being a child actor and disliked school.
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