and his co-star Isabel Lucas were involved in a car accident on July 27 when another driver ran a red light in Los Angeles. Besides having to deal with the public humiliation of everyone finding out he was driving drunk, LaBeouf
had to have major surgery on his hand and was not expected to return to work for 30 days. But now he's back on the set of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
and ready to resume filming.
Roberto Orci, who co-wrote the Transformers
movie sequel with his partners, Alex Kurtzman, and Ehren Kruger, just changed the script so that Shia LaBeouf's hand injury has become part of the movie. Out of concern for the actor's safety as the production continues, of course.
"Shia just got back to the set last week,"
Orci said. "We incorporated his injury into it. Not because it was absolutely necessary, but Michael Bay in particular wanted to be able to protect him on the set."
Orci said that the film, which is halfway through production, is not being shot in sequence, but that the most demanding action sequences for LaBeouf
are still yet to be shot.
"He's still going to be running around in this movie,"
said Orci,"Bay literally just wanted, for LaBeouf's safety, ... to make sure that we weren't playing around with his injury. ... That's why we put it in."
"The stuff ... where it would be dangerous ... has not been scheduled yet, and that stuff, it is important to put him in there."
DreamWorks/Paramount is still aiming for a June 26, 2009
release for Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen.
...Hmmn. A movie about transforming robots and an actor with a gimp hand? I think we all know what the logical solution to that is?
Just think about it, Shia. It would make you a shoo-in
for the third movie.