Y: The Last Man Having Script Trouble
Posted 12.30.08 by reelz
It's been awhile since there's been much to report about the big screen adaptation of Brian K. Vaughn's hit comic about an apocalyptic plague that kills all but one male, until director D. J. Caruso (Eagle Eye, Disturbia) finally told to ComingSoon what's been keeping the movie from getting off the ground.
"I think it's one of those that the source material is fantastic stuff, it's great, but it's a tough one to lick into getting into a screenplay," said Caruso, who has been working with screenwriters Carl Ellsworth and David Goyer as well as Vaughn on the project for a few years now to create a trilogy of Y movies, "When you're telling the story -- yes, the fanboys and all the people who love it will go and see it -- but if you're just seeing the movie from a filmgoers' perspective and you're not familiar with the source material, you have to make sure you make the movie that they understand and they love, too. And we're almost there."
Caruso has a familiar choice in mind to play Yorick, the last man on earth: Shia LaBeouf. After making two movies together, Caruso clearly is a fan of LaBeouf. "I would like him to do it if our schedules work out," Caruso told SciFi Wire that LaBeouf is interested, and will be shown the script once LaBeouf is done taking time off after finishing Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.