D.J. Caruso's Y: The Last Man Movie Struggling With its Script?
One comic book adaptation we're very anxious to see is Brian K. Vaughan's Y: The Last Man. It's been in development at New Line Cinema for a long time, with Eagle Eye and Disturbia director D.J. Caruso attached as director and Shia LaBeouf attached as its star. For as much as we've written about the project and even talked to Caruso himself about it, apparently it's still struggling. ComingSoon ran their interview Caruso yesterday but we didn't notice this until today. "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," Caruso said.
He continues: "I've tried to feel like it's a trilogy of movies and I think everyone sort of agrees, but at the same time, just getting the first movie right and getting the right beats and knowing what to put in, it's been really tough. You have great minds like David Goyer and you've got Carl Ellsworth and you've got Brian K. Vaughn [all working on the screenplay], and I'm working with them to just kind of crack it and get it down. And we're almost there. I know it's a slow process, but I think eventually we'll get it. We're going to get it and we'll get it right, but we had a pretty good breakthrough a couple weeks ago in the final act, and hopefully we'll get there."
As an optimistic person, I think this means it's likely we'll see it one day. Although I didn't like Eagle Eye too much, I loved Disturbia, and still think D.J. Caruso is a great director for this project. When asked if he might still make Y: The Last Man his next movie, he seemed unsure. "Well, I think we'll probably do one in between if we don't get the script going soon, but we'll see. I have not found a movie that's there yet. I just think if we turn in Y after the holiday and it came in and got going quick then it would be up for sure. I'm open to it, but I need to eventually make a living." We'll let you know once there are more updates.