This past September, it seemed like we couldn't go a week without hearing rumors about director D.J. Caruso's upcoming adaptation of Vertigo's "Y: The Last Man" -- from Caruso teasing the possibility of multiple films, to his desire to film for IMAX, to actors openly asking for roles in the film. However, one rumor that always manages to get people listening is whether or not Shia LaBeouf is interested in the role of Yorick Brown, the schlubby, everyman who -- along with his monkey, Ampersand -- mysteriously survives a plague that wipes-out the entire male mammal population of the world, leaving him and "Amp" as the last owners of a Y chromosome in a world now populated by women only.
Today, Sci Fi Wire has the latest updates straight from Caruso on "Y: The Last Man," where the director once again says that, in terms of a leading (and only) man for this film, he wants LaBouf -- but wants to wait for the time to be right.
"Shia and I talk all the time, and when I feel it's right, I'll show him the script," Caruso said the interview with Sci Fi Wire. "He's definitely interested. I think Shia is going to take a a little break [after finishing work on "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen"], relax and take some time off. I would like him to do it if our schedules work out."
And speaking of that aforementioned script, Caruso said, ""We came up with some really cool things that would enhance act three and be close to what is happening in the series of books. It was a ground-breaking idea. I know [the rewriting] is taking longer than I thought, but it's a really great project, and it's important that you focus on the story and get it right. It's definitely a three-parter. Trying to fit in the whole story in one is too much."
But for those fans who are hoping for a faithful adaptation of Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra's groundbreaking comic book series, Caruso also made it clear that -- while many of the characters from the comics will make appearances -- some will not have prominent roles.
"Yorick's sister, Hero, is in the script at this point, but she is not as much of a character as she was in the first draft," Caruso said. "Right now, she's sprinkled throughout, but she's not a major, major character."
For you fans of "Y" out there, do you like what Caruso is saying here? Do you think LaBeouf would be the right choice for Yorick? Talk about it in the comments.