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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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7:32AM on 11/23/2010

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Something about being the only male on earth has interested me all my life. So why not finally get to watch a good movie or what ever they do with it Series or movie. doesn't matter.
Something about being the only male on earth has interested me all my life. So why not finally get to watch a good movie or what ever they do with it Series or movie. doesn't matter.
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1:59AM on 11/23/2010

After Watching...

The Salton Sea for the first time last week, I was surprised to find that it was D.J. Caruso who directed it (completely took me by surprise).

Anyone who can make a film as wonderful as that certainly has loads of talent (even if it doesn't always translate to the screen). Sooner or later he will churn out another amazing film, and for that he is someone to always watch when attached to a project.
The Salton Sea for the first time last week, I was surprised to find that it was D.J. Caruso who directed it (completely took me by surprise).

Anyone who can make a film as wonderful as that certainly has loads of talent (even if it doesn't always translate to the screen). Sooner or later he will churn out another amazing film, and for that he is someone to always watch when attached to a project.
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12:23AM on 11/23/2010

The Shield

I loved The Shield more than any other TV show I've ever watched. The show ended and Vic was was the last man standing for better or worse. The show's creator wrapped up the story very nicely. That being said I would love to see a Shield movie. If you thought Vic Mackey was a bad ass with an LAPD badge just wait until you see what he can do with a Federal badge. Can you imagine Vic and a new team roaming around the US with federal powers?
I loved The Shield more than any other TV show I've ever watched. The show ended and Vic was was the last man standing for better or worse. The show's creator wrapped up the story very nicely. That being said I would love to see a Shield movie. If you thought Vic Mackey was a bad ass with an LAPD badge just wait until you see what he can do with a Federal badge. Can you imagine Vic and a new team roaming around the US with federal powers?
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1:23AM on 11/23/2010
Vic won't have a new crew with the feds, he's basically chained to his desk. One slip up and he's in the slammer next to Ronnie. I can see a movie possibly folling Vic doing after hours stuff, and then getting busted at the end, but why bother making that movie? The show ended well enough without spelling out "what next?" for Vic.
Vic won't have a new crew with the feds, he's basically chained to his desk. One slip up and he's in the slammer next to Ronnie. I can see a movie possibly folling Vic doing after hours stuff, and then getting busted at the end, but why bother making that movie? The show ended well enough without spelling out "what next?" for Vic.
7:09PM on 11/22/2010

The Shield

If only to make up for the weak assed seventh season. Actually, just redo the seventh season, but make it good. Never have I been so disappointed in a television series. I was never really into The Sopranos, but I totally understand how many of its viewers felt. The Shield was incredible, and then, for one last season, it was terrible.
If only to make up for the weak assed seventh season. Actually, just redo the seventh season, but make it good. Never have I been so disappointed in a television series. I was never really into The Sopranos, but I totally understand how many of its viewers felt. The Shield was incredible, and then, for one last season, it was terrible.
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7:07PM on 11/22/2010
The Shield was the best show on television for 7 years with the best ending ever for a tv show. Leave it alone. There's no need for a follow up, plus Chiklis is the only one left of the Strike Force cant do a movie without Shane and the rest.
The Shield was the best show on television for 7 years with the best ending ever for a tv show. Leave it alone. There's no need for a follow up, plus Chiklis is the only one left of the Strike Force cant do a movie without Shane and the rest.
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7:06PM on 11/22/2010
Not sure why New Line/Warner Bros. can't figure out whether to make a trilogy or not. There's enough material for a multiple season television series, why squash it all into one two hour movie? That would be idiotic.

As for THE SHIELD, the last time we see Shane in the final episode is one of the most "holy shit" moments in TV history.
Not sure why New Line/Warner Bros. can't figure out whether to make a trilogy or not. There's enough material for a multiple season television series, why squash it all into one two hour movie? That would be idiotic.

As for THE SHIELD, the last time we see Shane in the final episode is one of the most "holy shit" moments in TV history.
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5:23PM on 11/22/2010

THE SHIELD!

Make it happen.
I'm still not over what Shane did to Lem.
Make it happen.
I'm still not over what Shane did to Lem.
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4:17PM on 11/22/2010

Y the Last Man

It's good that it has stalled cause there is no way you could do it in a single movie without cutting out a lot of material. This property would be better suited as a series like Walking Dead is being made into.

Give me a tv series for Y the Last Man, Preacher or Fables any day!
It's good that it has stalled cause there is no way you could do it in a single movie without cutting out a lot of material. This property would be better suited as a series like Walking Dead is being made into.

Give me a tv series for Y the Last Man, Preacher or Fables any day!
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4:05PM on 11/22/2010
Vic Mackey v/s Predator
Vic Mackey v/s Predator
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3:59PM on 11/22/2010
I used to really like Caruso. Disturbia was really much better than it should have been but Eagle Eye was just ok and I Am Number 4 looks downright terrible. Maybe it'll be ok but I'd rather him not be involved with 3 interesting projects until we know whether he's still talented.
I used to really like Caruso. Disturbia was really much better than it should have been but Eagle Eye was just ok and I Am Number 4 looks downright terrible. Maybe it'll be ok but I'd rather him not be involved with 3 interesting projects until we know whether he's still talented.
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3:24PM on 11/22/2010
I love The Shield and would go see a movie in a heartbeat, but I really don't see any reason or demand for one. The way the last three seasons wrapped up the series... where do you go from there? It's over. But like he said, it really was an experience to watch it all unravel.
I love The Shield and would go see a movie in a heartbeat, but I really don't see any reason or demand for one. The way the last three seasons wrapped up the series... where do you go from there? It's over. But like he said, it really was an experience to watch it all unravel.
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3:06PM on 11/22/2010

The Shield hybrid

Get Vic Mackey and Jack Bauer together for a feature combining "24" and "The Shield." You're welcome for the idea, Hollywood.
Get Vic Mackey and Jack Bauer together for a feature combining "24" and "The Shield." You're welcome for the idea, Hollywood.
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