DJ Caruso spills on Y

200809101241UGO has an interview with director DJ Caruso in which the EAGLE EYE helmer gives all sorts of info on the proposed Y: THE LAST MAN movie, including the idea that it may be a SERIES of movies. He also speaks on casting choices — Shia LaBeouf is still a front runner for Yorick but other parts are still speculative:

UGO: We’ve heard rumors about Alicia Keys playing 355?

DJC: Well, she’s actually not a bad choice. She’s definitely not a bad choice. She’s definitely someone to consider. I thought she did a really cool job in the Carnahan movie (Smokin’ Aces) which was a lot of fun. So yeah. So really, the one thing, I think I’ve mentioned this to you, I’m going for, and it’s not quite there yet on the page. I’d love to have sort of a (Robert) DeNiro/(Charles) Grodin relationship between 355 and (Yorick). Kind of a Midnight Run relationship…I think Alicia’s a great girl and everything but I have to make sure that she can handle the acting part of it.


Caruso plans to have Ampersand played by a real monkey, dashing rumors that he would be played by Mickey Rooney in make-up. Much more info in the link, including BKV’s involvement.

Thought: This will be one movie that passes the Bechdel test, eh?

Comments

  1. Thomax Green says:

    Personally I would love to see a ‘Y The Last Man’ movie. That story is how I got my wife interested in comic books. Now she has read more than me.

  2. AERose says:

    Please Lord not Shia Labeouf.

  3. Tom Daylight says:

    There is no way any Y film could match exactly the great work in the comics. Particularly the last few issues of Y – the payoff is so rewarding specifically because you’ve been following these characters for sixty issues – two hours isn’t long enough for the audience to make that kind of connection.

  4. The storytelling in Y is way way better suited to episodic content: i.e. a miniseries or TV series. A movie is just going to have to lop off all but the basic plot points, which would rob the story of a lot of what makes it great.

    And yeah. Labeouf as Yorrick? Gag.

    http://www.theonion.com/content/magazine/we_falsely_accuse_shia_lebeouf

  5. Lebeouf and Keys. Oh please Gods of Comics no…

  6. Well, the Bechdel test requires that they be having a conversation about something other than a man…

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