It’s been very quiet on the Y: The Last Man movie front lately, leading some to wonder whether the big screen adaptation of Brian K. Vaughan’s post gender apocalypse movie had become extinct itself. Not so, says the man who hopes to make it.
Director D.J. Caruso told Latino Review that his plans still stand, but the problem is how much is too much:
It’s still in active development at New Line [and] I’m still kind of loosely attached. We’ve taken about four cracks at the screenplay… It’s been a really tough one, only because there’s so much that you cover and trying to narrow it down [is a problem]. My problem that I have with New Line [is], they’re good people, but I felt you had to make this film as a trilogy…[I felt] that you really had to deal with books one through four on their own. And I think there was a different philosophy there. They really wanted to cover a lot more ground [in one film], which I didn’t think would make a great movie. I thought you’d be cramming too much into one movie.
Caruso went on to say that bringing the Vertigo comic to the screen is just one potential future project once he completes the Michael Bay-produced sci-fi movie I Am Number Four; he’s also considering directing the in-development Dead Space videogame adaptation.