Shia Labeouf is one of the best young actors working today. He was great in Bobby and Suburbia and was absolutely amazing in A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints. He has a range you would not expect if you had only seen him in large action movies. Are you too jaded and cynical? Um, yes! When you start going off on a movie that hasn't even started filming yet for how it could maybe, possibly, theoretically go wrong in the future, I think it's going a little too far.
And I'm going to guess that Shia didn't really have anything to do with how faithful any of his movies are to their source material....