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Caruso talks Y

01.29.2008

DJ Caruso, currently filming EAGLE EYE with BFF Shia LaBeouf, recently took some time out to talk about his plans for the feature film adaptation of Brian K. Vaughan's Y: THE LAST MAN. Caruso told USA Today that his original plan was to try to fit the entire storyline into one feature. But now he's realizing that would be too ambitious so he's instead planning a trilogy (and that's not ambitious?!). The first installment would follow the first 14 of the books with any potential sequels to make up the following 46 in the series. Admitting what we assumed, Caruso says he's had "preliminary discussions" with LaBeouf to star as Yorick, the last male on Earth. Says Caruso of his ideas for an adaptation:

"For me, thematically, the most important thing and the reason I want to do this is I don't want to say it's the end of the innocence, but it's actually a man-child who has to become a real man now."

A man-child who is forced to grow up? That sounds like THE MIKE SAMPSON STORY if you ask me, 'cept I'm fighting this growing up nonsense tooth and nail. No word on whether THE LAST MAN would be the next project for Caruso and LaBeouf (surely the next Scorsese/DiCaprio). The final installment in the "Y: The Last Man" comic series goes on sale tomorrow and Vaughan has said there will be no spinoffs or sequels. Except in Hollywood.

Extra Tidbit: Vaughan also works as a writer on "Lost."
Source: USA Today

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6:13PM on 01/29/2008
I tend to agree. the books have been fantastic, but for movie...ehhh it could be fit with one movie, and a bunch of viral stuff online. still though loved the story. oh well not my call right?
I tend to agree. the books have been fantastic, but for movie...ehhh it could be fit with one movie, and a bunch of viral stuff online. still though loved the story. oh well not my call right?
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3:44PM on 01/29/2008

not a good idea

I enjoyed Y THE LAST MAN for a while, but doing every issue for the big screen is a HUUUUGE mistake.
You could knock out 80% from trades # 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 with only a few moments within each book, since it's just one red herring not revealing anything about the mysterious loss of mankind after another. When you think there will be a big reveal, it turns out Yorrick just ate some bad tomato soup or something.
If Y THE LAST MAN was a 2 hour movie - or TWO MOVIES AT MOST - then everything
I enjoyed Y THE LAST MAN for a while, but doing every issue for the big screen is a HUUUUGE mistake.
You could knock out 80% from trades # 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 with only a few moments within each book, since it's just one red herring not revealing anything about the mysterious loss of mankind after another. When you think there will be a big reveal, it turns out Yorrick just ate some bad tomato soup or something.
If Y THE LAST MAN was a 2 hour movie - or TWO MOVIES AT MOST - then everything important from the series could be well translated into a tight, relevant movie going eperience.
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