Those of you who had “Shia LaBeouf walking around a post-plague landscape with a monkey” on the list of things you wanted to see before you died may soon have your dreams come true.
This news comes courtesy of USA Today, which interviewed director D.J. Caruso on the eve of the 60th (and final) issue of Y: The Last Man‘s arrival in comic shops. Caruso, as you may already be aware, is gearing up for an adaptation of the popular Brian K. Vaughan series, and given that Caruso worked with LaBeouf on Disturbia — and is currently directing him in Eagle Eye — rumors have long put LaBeouf in center stage for Y as well.
Telling USA Today that he has had “preliminary discussions” with LaBeouf for the role of Yorick (the monkey-owning last man on Earth), Caruso discussed his reasons for wanting to make a Y: The Last Man film:
“For me, thematically, the most important thing and the reason I want to do this is…I don’t want to say it’s the end of the innocence, but it’s actually a man-child who has to become a real man now. I think it’s a really simple, beautiful theme, but at the same time, the movie’s really pop-culture entertainment.”
Caruso also tells the paper that — surprise! — he’ll be filming Y with an eye toward turning it into a trilogy. While the move only makes sense — you try boiling 60 issues of a comic down into a two-hour movie — we doubt New Line is complaining about possible sequels.
Source: USA Today