New Line Cinema has announced that D.J. Caruso will direct and Carl Ellsworth will write the big screen live action adaptation of Brian K. Vaughan's epic science fiction comic book series, Y: The Last Man. Caruso and Ellsworth recently teamed up on the sleeper hit Disturbia, which starred Shia LeBeouf in a clever reworking of the storyline of Alfred Hitchcock's Rear Window, with wheelchair bound photographer Jimmy Stewart replaced in Disturbia by a grounded teenager played by LeBeouf (who is rumored to be a prime candidate to portray Yorick in Y: The Last Man).
Vaughan's Y: The Last Man, which is published under DC's Vertigo imprint, has long been one of the direct market's best-selling graphic novels and has become one of the best-selling graphic novel series in bookstores as well. Given the quality and the expansiveness of the 10-volume graphic novel series (nine books have appeared so far)--a Y: The Last Man movie would be huge boon for booksellers in both the direct and bookstore markets.