Louis Leterrier looks to direct Y: THE LAST MAN Adaptation
If you've read comics over the last decade or so, then you may have read Y: The Last Man by Brian K. Vaughn which centers around a magician and his monkey that have somehow survived a world wide man-killing plague. It seems that once director Louis Leterrier (THE INCREDIBLE HULK, CLASH OF THE TITANS) is done focusing his attention on man/God Perseus, he might set his sights on the last man on earth.
Latino Review is reporting that Leterrier has expressed interest in tackling the epic story of Y and said interest might signify a real want to give his take on the material instead of just getting the rumor mill spinning as the filmmaker has done recently regarding the upcoming AVENGERS movie. Leterrier will prove once again with CLASH OF THE TITANS this week that he is a serviceable but far from visionary director and that's what the material needs.
The anxiety of fans surrounding truly dynamic comic book properties such as Y: The Last Man is usually only abated once cast or director announcements have been made that warrant real excitement. Leterrier doesn't muster that kind of hopeful anticipation from me, and as such, I'm not really sure he's the man for the job. In fact, maybe a man shouldn't direct this movie at all.
Kathryn Bigelow at the helm of Y: THE LAST MAN would garner that kind of enthusiasm and she really could be the perfect choice to develop this material. She can direct action, she knows how to build intensity and she's proven with films like STRANGE DAYS and THE HURT LOCKER that she is a visionary, masterful filmmaker. In Y: The Last Man every character besides its reluctant hero Yorrick is a woman. Wouldn't it make sense to have a woman direct the thing?