Shia LaBeouf Seeds Dark Fields

Shia LaBeouf has signed on to star in Universal Pictures techno thriller “Dark Fields” says the trades.

Based on Alan Glynn’s 2002 novel, the story centers on a young man who gets his hands on a top-secret pharmaceutical drug that makes you smarter.

He experiences sudden financial and social success but soon discovers that the drug has lethal and lasting side effects, including “trip-switching,” a phenomenon in which time moves with a stop-motion quality.

Leslie Dixon (“Hairspray”) adapted the screenplay and will produce, whilst Neil Burger (“The Illusionist”) will direct.