Brian K. Vaughan's comic book series about the very last man on the planet is just begging for a widescreen, action-packed adaptation. And Incredible Hulk director Louis Leterrier wants to pick up where DJ Caruso failed, but on television!
Back in March, Latino Review broke the news (from an anonymous source) that Clash of the Titans director Louis Leterrier was eying an adaptation of Y: The Last Man.
Alas differences over at New Line Cinema, as to how and where the adaptation should take place, was causing a lot of problems. MTV Splash recently caught up with the director who confirmed his interest, along with the problems.
"It's kind of stuck somewhere now," said the filmmaker. "I still want to do it. I'm passionate about it. But it's stuck. People don't know what to do with it. I'd love to do it, but I need people to finance it, and the people financing it don't know if it's a TV show a movie, or what it should be."
But on the bright side, at least the director agrees with most fans that there's no way you could adapt the comic series into one big movie. While he mentioned the possibility of a movie trilogy, he sounds much more interested in a miniseries. Which is the best possible way to bring Yorick Brown's story of being the last man on the planet to life.
Sadly, it sounds like the material is stuck in development hell, but at least the whole Shia LaBeouf-starring adaptation from director Caruso is dead in the water. So what do you think, do you agree with Leterrier's instincts? Do you trust Leterrier enough to adapt Vaughan's material?