Y_The_Last_Man_1.pngY: The Last Man has nabbed the writing directing team of D.J. Caruso and Carl Ellsworth – the same team behind Disturbia, the Rear Window remake.

Caruso will be developing and directing, while Ellsworth is penning the script. J.C. Spink, Chris Bender, and David Goyer are producing.

The comic, created by Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra, centers on Yorick, an escape artist who is the last survivor of a mysterious plague that has killed every single male mammal in the world. With his male pet monkey, he sets out to find what might have wiped out the world’s male chromosomes.

I wasn’t a big fan of Disturbia, even though it did make four times its cost, so I am a little hesitant on this film – even with Goyer on board. Ellsworth does give me some hope as he has written episodes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

No word on release date.

via Hollywood Reporter

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  1. Brent F.
    July 24, 2007 at 7:54 am — Reply

    God, I am sick of David Goyer, but I’m glad he’s only producing.

  2. Jim
    July 24, 2007 at 6:29 pm — Reply

    I saw BKV talk at the NYCC, and he mentioned that the studio had let him take a crack at the screenplay, and had received good feedback. So it’s a bit disappointing that they’re not letting him write the script. I mean, he writes on “Lost,” so it’s not like he doesn’t know how to write for visual medium. The tone to “Y” is pretty specific, and one of the best things about it, so it would be a shame to lose it through another screenwriter.

    I guess he’s got an option cooking on “Ex Machina,” too, (which he also wrote a first script for), so Vaughan might be about to blows up outside the comics world.

  3. July 24, 2007 at 8:45 pm — Reply

    Y is one of the greatest comics ever, but I have to be honest and say that I can’t see how this will be transfered to the screen without it becoming really screwed up; there’s too many nuances and too much complexity to be jammed into 1 1/2 hours in the silver screen.

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