Y The Last Man loses director DJ Caruso

“It’s a tough screenplay to lick”

Y Last Man

Disturbia director D.J. Caruso has spoken out about his decision to depart production of comic book adap Y: The Last Man.

Talking at length with Latino Review, the director revealed that he wasn’t happy with New Line’s plans to compact Brian K. Vaughan’s series into just one film, where he had envisioned it as a trilogy.

“I love, love, love that project,” he says. “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.”

The director goes on to add: “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.”

If things changed in the future, though, Caruso would consider returning to the project.

“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,” he says. “But I just feel like it's too much for one screenplay. I'm not involved with that now.”

Could this mean the project will default to Louis Letterier, who's keen to turn the project into a TV series? Watch this space.

Who do you think should take the reins now that Caruso's out? Tell us below...


    • mrblonde

      Nov 25th 2010, 15:33

      I've always believed that Y would serve much better as a TV show than as a film franchise. There is just way to much content to cover, that even a trilogy wouldn't do the source material justice. After the success of The Walking Dead, I hope the decision is made to turn alot of these more mature/Non-Superhero comic books into TV shows as opposed to films (100 Bullets, Ex Machina, Fables, DMZ and Scalped initially come to mind). As far as Y: The last Man goes, I wouldn't mind seeing Zachary Levi play Yorick, Zoe Salander play Agent 355 and Maggie Q play Dr Mann.

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    • scowler

      Nov 25th 2010, 16:13

      It would be much better as a tv show. Give the plot time to grow towards the ending.

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    • mrblonde

      Nov 25th 2010, 21:40

      Also, it would be great if they can find a filmmaker as talented as Frank Darabont to guide Y in the right direction if turned into a TV Show, as Darabont has done with TWD. Even though I have nothing against Louis Letterier, I don't think Y would play to his strengths. I would much rather someone along the lines of Alfonso Cuaron take the reins, whether as a TV or film project.

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