I’ve been quite excited to see the film adaptation of Y:The Last Man ever since it was first announced a little while back. It’s going to be helmed by the man who directed Disturbia, and now it looks like Shia LaBeouf is up for the lead role in it as well. But before diving into that… just to catch you up to speed with what I’m talking about, here’s the description of Y: The Last Man from Wikipedia:
“Y: The Last Man is Vaughan’s attempt to subvert the classic male fantasy of being the last man on earth. In the series, something (speculated to be a plague) simultaneously kills every mammal possessing a Y chromosome – including embryos, fertilized eggs, and even sperm with the exception of Yorick Brown, a young amateur escape artist, and his Capuchin monkey, Ampersand. Society is plunged into chaos as infrastructures collapse and the surviving women everywhere try to cope with the loss of the men, their survivors’ guilt, and the knowledge that humanity is doomed to extinction. Vaughan meticulously crafts the new society that emerges out of this chaos, from the conversion of the phallic Washington Monument to a monument to the dead men, to the genesis of the fanatical ultra-feminist Daughters of the Amazon, who believe that Mother Earth cleansed itself of the “aberration” of the Y chromosome, to male impersonators becoming valued romantically and professionally.”
Anyway, D.J. Caruso (the director) wants Shia… and Shia has already said he wants the role… so don’t be surprised to hear an official announcement soon about the casting.
Shia just continues to impress. This dude is the next Tom Hanks in the sense that he’s a little bit awkward looking, has strong comedic and dramatic acting chops, and can carry a film on his shoulders just through the sheer force of his on-screen charm alone. This guy has a great future.
Anyway, the good folks over at Cinematical give us the following:
In fact, the two are teaming up once again on Eagle Eye, a thriller set to shoot once Shia is finished with Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skulls. And after Eagle Eye is finished, Caruso will jump onto Y: The Last Man — and right now it’s looking like the lead role in that flick (a guy by the name of Yorick Brown) will most likely go to Shia … well, if both Caruso and LaBeouf have their way.
This would be a terrific choice. I hope this works out since I think Shia would be a killer Yorick.