Director D.J. Caruso (Disturbia) keeps himself busy these days. He helmed and co-wrote last fall’s The Disappointment Room, which apparently lived up to its title, only to turn around and direct this weekend’s xXx: Return of Xander Cage just a few months later. He’s already attached to get behind the camera for G.I. Joe 3 and the horror thriller Selling Time, but that’s not all. He’s also, once again, eyeing the long-promised comic book adaptation Y: The Last Man, which looks to find life on the small screen.
While there have been multiple attempts to bring Brian K. Vaughan’s acclaimed graphic novel series to life, including 10 Cloverfield Lane‘s Dan Trachtenbergs’s try back in 2013, Caruso was perhaps the closest to bringing it to fruition, and he’s remained loosely attached ever since.
During press rounds for his insane xXx sequel, he told Screen Rant that progress isn’t being made just yet, but he’s still exploring his options with the property and thinks TV might be the way to go.
I’m no longer attached, but it’s so funny that you say that. It was one of those times—it was at the time where I saw that series as a trilogy. I thought if you’re gonna make that movie, it’s a trilogy, and I think at the time New Line and Warner Brothers wanted one standalone movie. And so it’s kind of been in development slog over the course of the years, but we’re talking about that. We had a talk about that two weeks ago, about kind of revisiting, and seeing if a great television platform might be the best way to take that series over five years.
While that’s not quite assuring for fans, it’s at least a promising note of encouragement from those involved. Caruso isn’t willing to completely give up on the property unless he finds it necessary, and in our modern era of television, it’s not hard to see the graphic novel series coming to the tube.
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