D.J. Caruso To Direct Y: The Last Man

July 24, 2007
Source: Variety

Another bit of exciting comic book adaptation news today! The Y: The Last Man feature film finally has a director, Disturbia's D.J. Caruso, and is actually moving forward! We've been following this adaptation for quite some time, with an initial news post on the script back in March, and a rumor about Shia LaBeouf starring in the film as well. With New Line picking this up, it's great to see this finally moving forward.

Y: The Last ManFor those who are unfamiliar with it, the comic book is about a mysterious plague that kills nearly all the world's male mammals overnight. It centers around a magician named Yorick who's the only male survivor and his male pet monkey named Ampersand that set out to find what may have wiped out the male chromosomes. The comic was first published by Vertigo in 2002 and currently has around 60 issues.

The writer of the comic book, Brian K. Vaughan, has said previously that it's been in development hell for quite some time. Although reports initially said Vaughan would write it himself, Carl Ellsworth (Red Eye, Disturbia) will be writing the adaptation instead. I can only guess Shia LaBeouf's interest had an impact on D.J. Caruso, and then New Line swept it up when they heard LaBeouf would likely star. Just look at the success of the two together with Disturbia - it made quite a bit at the box office. Peter Sciretta at SlashFilm has always talked about how great of a comic book it is and how perfect of a film it would be, and now it's finally going to step out of development hell.

Stay tuned for more updates from Comic-Con on this if any arise. At least stay tuned as the film progresses into production, as it will be an exciting one to follow and we'll be there to bring you all the updates you'll need!

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