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Leterrier Taking On Y: The Last Man?
Titans director has shown interest...

29 March 2010  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Latino Review

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Y: The Last Man is one of those beloved graphic novel adaptations that is optioned with great fanfare, has solid talent attached and then… vanishes into the development mists, with only the occasional hooting call of rumour to be heard from the wispy depths. But now it appears that Clash Of The Titans director Louis Leterrier might be interested in taking it on.

Y’s history, of course, has been largely with Eagle eye director DJ Caruso and star Shia LaBeouf, who have talked to varying degrees over the last couple of years about wanting to make the film with New Line. But it’s seemingly been lost in a mire of scheduling issues, a difficult scripting process and, if Latino Review’s new report is to be believed, studio disagreement.

For while certain sections within New Line were gung ho for the project, more senior executives preferred to stay with proven genres like rom-coms.

Leterrier’s interest means it could pick up a little more traction, but he appears to be a man in demand now that Clash is about to arrive. He’s been listed as on Marvel’s possible list of Avengers directors, but of course how his future shakes out will probably depend on how his take on the Titans works at the box office.

As for Brian K Vaughn’s brilliant series? Chances are it’ll wait a little longer…


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They should do a TV series instead as there is just so much story to tell they would never be able to cram it all into one (or even three) movies without rushing it. Y The Last Man is one of the greatest comics out there and it needs to be done justice. Also, keep the original ending please, no cheeky holywood cop outs! More

Posted by xzynomorpher at 22:37 on 29 March 2010 | Report This Post

Letterier: Y the Last Man
Square peg: Round hole. More

Posted by The_Hat at 21:39 on 29 March 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Leterrier Taking On Y: The Last Man?
To armando: I attended a preview of Clash of the Titans, it was solid but overall disappointing. I have to say I wouldn't have much faith in Leterrier being at the helm of Y: The Last Man. One of the great aspects of Y: is its deep, nuanced characters and that seem to be vacant in Clash. Matthew Vaughn however, and his remarkable adaptation of Kick-Ass, he's the man for the job. More

Posted by TK Baby at 21:00 on 29 March 2010 | Report This Post

???
Where's the freakin review of clash??? More

Posted by armando at 14:53 on 29 March 2010 | Report This Post

Best to wait
I've not read all of the Y stories but those that I have, I've found some of the most affecting comics stories I've ever read (and I've read A LOT), so I think this story can wait until it has a sympathetic bunch of creatives on board before it does get made. I'm thinking that somebody like Matthew Vaughn, who has the clout, vision and wherewithall should make this in the way he's made Kick-Ass: get the film made independently, then find a distributor. It's the only way properties such as this More

Posted by Doktor Animal at 09:26 on 29 March 2010 | Report This Post

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