Y: The Last ManMany people say Watchmen, but for me the greatest comic book series of all time is without a doubt, Brian K Vaughn’s Y: The Last Man. A big screen adaptation has been in the works since early 2006. New Line Cinema has finally tapped D.J. Caruso (Disturbia) to direct a film version based on a script by Carl Ellsworth (Red Eye, Disturbia). This is great news since the project had fallen into “development heck.” The hiring of Caruso is interesting because a few months ago it was rumored that Hollywood’s new golden star Shia LaBeouf was interested in starring in the film. And as you know, Caruso directed Shia in Disturbia. Could this be a set up for a big casting announcement at Comi-Con? The Transformers star doesn’t have much (if anything) officially lined up after Indiana Jones 4.

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 early next year.

Movie Review: Disturbia

Disturbia

Shia LaBeouf plays Kale, a teenager who punches his teacher and is sentenced to house arrest. Trapped in his home without X-Box Live or iTunes (yay, product placement), Kale must find entertainment in the outside world. Using binoculars, Kale spies on the neighbors around him, finding a new hot girl next door and a potential serial killer. Paranoia and mix to create a fun thriller, without ever reaching the level of it’s Hitchcock predecessor, Rear Window.
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Disturbia Movie Poster Revealed

Disturbia posterWe’ve been really excited about Disturbia since it was first announced. The film is basically a contemporary teen version of Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window. The trailer worried us a bit, as it wasn’t exactly what we were expecting. And now this poster… What were they thinking?
The poster, shown to the left, has the tag-line “Every Killer Lives Next Door to Someone.” As always, left click for higher resolution.

Directed by D.J. Caruso, the film stars Shia LaBeouf, David Morse, and Carrie-Anne Moss. The movie is scheduled to hit theaters on April 13th 2007.

Check out the official website at Disturbia.com.

Disturbia Movie Trailer

Disturbia

We’ve been excited for quite some time about a movie almost nobody has heard of – Disturbia. Having enjoyed the chain of Shakespeare teen movie adaptations, I’ve always believed that Hitchcock was the next logical step. Well now a trailer has finally hit the web, and I’m kind of worried.

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