D.J. Caruso Updates Y: The Last Man
08.05.10 by Ryan
An adaptation of Y: The Last Man, Brian K. Vaughn's comic book about the last man on Earth with a Y chromosome, has been in development since 2007. Eagle Eye director D. J. Caruso and screenwriter Carl Ellsworth have been attached to the project. Caruso admits to experiencing script trouble in 2008, even with Vaughn on board to shape the comic into a screenplay. In 2009, Shia LaBeouf, set to play the role of Yorick, the last man the title refers to, revealed that the movie would happen but not for at least another year. That leaves a question for Caruso: so what's going on with Y: The Last Man now?
It's still in active development at New Line," Caruso told MTV. "I'm still kind of loosely attached. We've taken about four cracks at the screenplay. It's been a really tough one, only because there's so much that you cover and trying to narrow it down [is a problem]."
Caruso admitted that he and the studio aren't seeing eye to eye on what the script should include.
My problem that I have with New Line [is], they're good people, but I felt you had to make this film as a trilogy. [I felt] that you really had to deal with books one through four on their own. And I think there was a different philosophy there. They really wanted to cover a lot more ground [in one film], which I didn't think would make for a great movie. I thought you'd be cramming too much.
With Caruso currently working on I Am Number Four, that leaves Y very much on the back burner.
Maybe when I get back [from shooting I Am Number Four] we'll try to get back into it. I really do love that project, so I hope we can make something work out. That's been the problem. I think we've all felt the same frustration about it.