The box office success of Disturbia has made Shia LaBeouf a bankable A-list Hollywood movie star. JoBlo is now reporting that LaBeouf is hoping to be cast in the big screen adaptation of Y: The Last Man. I agree with Shia, Y: The Last Man is the best comic book series published today.
Brian K. Vaughan’s Y: The Last Man. A big screen adaptation has been in the works since early 2006. It’s currently set-up at New Line Cinema.
“I finished the screenplay a few months ago. Everybody at New Line seemed to like it,” Vaughn said at the New York Comic Con. “For Hollywood, it’s either really fast or it’s really slow, and it’s really slow right now. I’ve done my job and it’s out to directors now and it could be totally out of my control after this.”
One would think that if Shia is interested, the project will quickly be elevated from “Development Heck” to a greenlight.
Y: The Last Man follows Yorick Brown, a young amateur escape artist, and his Capuchin monkey, Ampersand, the last two men on Earth. Something (speculated to be a plague) simultaneously kills every mammal possessing a Y chromosome – including embryos, fertilized eggs, and even sperm. Society is plunged into chaos as infrastructures collapse and the surviving women everywhere try to cope with the loss of the men. Yorick goes on a mission to find his girlfriend Beth, who was on vacation in Australia.
The Y: The Last Man series will end (as planned) with a double sized issue #60 in January 2008.