One of Vertigo's greatest stories, Y: The Last Man, has been in pre-production limbo for years. The supposed original plan was that D.J. Caruso, director of Eagle Eye and Disturbia, was going to team up with Shia LaBeouf for this film, but Clash of the Titans (2010) and Incredible Hulk (2008) director Louis Leterrier seems to be the next director in line to put together this film. FilmSchoolRejects got the scoop on this one.
This seems to be a tough one to call. D.J. Caruso is more of a suspense director, and Louis Leterrier is more action related. Y: The Last Man is a drama, more than anything. Although, I do believe Leterrier could do a great job with this property, I believe Caruso would be more suited to the story. (My favorite comic of all time, just to let you know!) Y: The Last Man does contain a good amount of action within it, but it's more lot of hiding and paranoia than anything else. Leterrier is capable of pulling this off also, not just Caruso. Leterrier's Incredible Hulk is a good example of blending all the elements that you would have within a Y: The Last Man movie.
An inside source that Clash of the Titans director Louis Leterrier has been eying the project as a potential next film. Coming off of Clash, Leterrier’s upcoming schedule appears to be relatively clean , as he hasn’t attached himself to anything at the moment. This being the time — the week leading up to a major release — that a director attaches him/herself to another project, capitalizing on the heat from their current release, it makes sense that Leterrier is looking to get to work on what he’ll do next.
So it comes down to D.J. Caruso or Louis Leterrier, and Leterrier may have the lead, but the race isn't over. If you ask me, this film will be in pre-production limbo for a while, or until the internet proves me wrong once again. Who do you guys think would be a better director? D.J. Caruso or Louis Leterrier?