At a special screening of footage from “Eagle Eye” to various online press (including myself) in Los Angeles today, Director D.J. Caruso confirmed that the film version of “Y: The Last Man” is looking good.
“My agent keeps going ‘Oh my god, Warner Bros wants this’, which is great” says Caruso who originally setup the project at New Line. Scribe Carl Ellsworth is expected to hand a script into the studio shortly.
The comic told of a young escape artist monkey named Yorick and his pet monkey becoming the last two men on Earth every mammal possessing a Y chromosome dies. With society collapsed, Yorick sets out to find his girlfriend Beth who was on holiday in Australia.
Caruso says that he sees the story as a trilogy with the first movie “basically where you pick up six weeks after the incident then progressing down only a five or six week journey from that point on until the end of the first movie.”
Caruso claims the angle with Beth will be downplayed, and their presently working out how the 355/Yorrick relationship will work on screen. He also says that Shia LaBeouf “really wants to do it” and he hopes to start filming on the project in January for release in 2010.