He didn't get the Wolverinegig, but D.J. Caruso has a new comic book adaptation that he's actually confirmed for. The Disturbiadirector will helm New Line's Y: The Last Man, which will be based on Vertigo's sci-fi title of the same name. One of Disturbia's writers, Carl Ellsworth, has been hired to adapt the comic, and A History of Violence producers J.C. Spink and Chris Bender and Batman Begins screenwriter David S. Goyer are producing. Caruso will likely do Y after directing Eagle Eye, which is set to reunite him with Disturbia's star, Shia LaBeouf. Perhaps the director and actor can work together a third time? LaBeouf actually expressed interest in the project months ago, so it's very possible.
The comic follows Yorick Brown and his pet Capuchin monkey (think Night at the Museum), Ampersand, the two last male mammals on Earth following the mysterious, simultaneous death of anyone/thing with a Y chromosome. Obviously there's been comparisons to Children of Men, but it's also obviously a lot different -- Children's world had plenty of both genders, just no children. Months ago, Goyer told Superhero Hypethat he thinks Y will have more appeal to mainstream audiences if the right director could be found. Considering Caruso's last movie was a huge hit, and wasn't expected to be, Goyer probably found the right guy. Y: The Last Man was created by writer Brian K. Vaughan and artist Pia Guerra. Vaughan, who is also a writer/story editor for Lost, already wrote a script for the film, but it isn't known whether or not Ellsworth will work from that draft or start fresh.