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DJ Caruso updates Y: The Last Man, Dead Space and The Shield

11.22.2010

What's DJ Caruso got cooking next after I AM NUMBER FOUR beams down shortly? The director has been attached to many projects in the past few months, but most of them are stalled or stalling. He recently sat down with MovieWeb and had a lot to say about a number of potential films.

First is Y: THE LAST MAN, the comic book adaptation with the extremely interesting premise where every male mammal on earth dies simultaneously, save one. Lucky guy.

"I love, love, love that project. I think the biggest problem for me was I saw it as a trilogy. I didn't think that you could take Yorick's story and put it in to a two-hour movie and do it justice. That was sort of the difference. I think that New Line, working with Warner Bros. in their new relationship, just felt reluctant thinking that we can't leave this thing open."

"It's one of those things where if someone came back to me and said, okay we believe in your vision of the movie, then I would definitely jump back in but I don't anticipate that happening. It's a tough screenplay to lick and we had some very good writers. But it was like you had to convince the studio that this movie could stand alone on its own. But at the same time there would be unresolved issues ultimately with what happens to Yorick and how it all ties together. It's really tough. If someone came back to me today and said they would love for me to jump in and do this the way I wanted to do it, I would. But I just feel like it's too much for one screenplay. I'm not involved with that now."

And what about the adaptation of the sci-fi horror game DEAD SPACE? I was actually pretty excited for that when it was announced.

"'Dead Space' we are still trying to lick. It's a great concept; it's a great game. We're dealing with it in sort of a prequel way to tell the story. I've been so busy that I haven't really had time to hammer it out but it is something that I'm very interested in. I definitely don't think it will be next (for me) but I would like to get to it in the future."

Lastly, there's long been talk of a film version of The Shield, though this seems the least likely to happen out of any of these.

"I've never talked about the movie with them but I love Shawn Ryan and I love Michael Chiklis. 'The Shield' by car is the best television experience ever and I loved being an early part of that show. I loved doing that show... I would get back and shoot that because the great thing about 'The Shield' was really just strapping on a camera and shooting the show."

Which of these three do you most want to see actually come to life?

Extra Tidbit: In the "Last Man" scenario, the world would end up being filled with good looking kids, as who the hell would spend time banging ugly chicks as the last man on earth?
Source: MovieWeb

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