Almost two years ago, it was announced the D.J. Caruso would direct and Carl Ellsworth would write an adaptation of Brian K. Vaughn and Pia Guerra’s Y: The Last Man.
Since then, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen star Shia LaBeouf’s name has come up numerous times as being in talks to play the lead role of Yorick Brown, the lone survivor of a plague that wipes out all males on the planet. The project would have reunited him with Caruso, who directed LaBeouf in Eagle Eye and Disturbia.
But now, LaBeouf tells Wizard magazine that Yorick is too similar to his “Transformers” role of Sam Witwicky.
“You take Sam and you put a monkey on his shoulder,” said LaBeouf of Yorick’s sidekick Ampersand. “I don’t know if it’s that big a differential. It seems like he’s the ordinary guy in an extraordinary situation again.
He added, “I’m not willing to make that movie currently, and may be too old to play the role by the time it does come around.”