LaBeouf teams with Cage and Chiller for ominous “KILL THE ARCHITECT”
Although most horror fans know Shia LaBeouf as the star of studio films such as the TRANSFORMERS franchise and INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULLS, Labeouf has certainly tried to distance himself from that line of work. Engaging in erotic, surreal work such as Lars von Trier’s NYMPHOMANIAC and CHARLIE COUNTRYMAN to directing horror-inspired music videos for Kid Cudi and Marilyn Manson, LaBeouf has been defying expectations and striking a nerve with his critics by going down this divisive path. However, his career as a filmmaker is evolving even further, as a recent tweet hinted on a mysterious horror project with the Chiller network. Whether as a hourlong one-off or as LaBeouf’s feature debut, this project, KILL THE ARCHITECT, is based on (or possibly inspired by) the album of the same name by hip hop artist Cage.
LaBeouf, who directed Cage as a serial killer in the video for Kid Cudi’s “Maniac”, tagged the names of Eli Roth and Marilyn Manson and hinted at a possible January start date. Manson, who’s had many horror-inspired music videos and was at one point going to star in Alejandro Jodorowsky’s unproduced KING SHOT, and modern horror mastermind Roth’s involvement in the project is not yet known, but the project is nevertheless mysteriously fascinating. The connection to Cage’s album is, however, clear, as Cage recently tweeted: “the cast to kill the architect is just getting better. #killthearchitect”.
For more on this project, check back here to FANGORIA.com, and see the aforementioned “Maniac” video below.
— Shia LaBeouf (@thecampaignbook) November 4, 2013