While it’s been quiet for far, far too long when it comes to the big screen adaptation of the excellent comic series Y: The Last Man, things are looking up for the project. According to Vulture, the most recent script from Matthew Federman and Stephen Scaia have encouraged New Line Cinema to bump the project up to a priority and get it moving. While this doesn’t have anything firm attached to it yet, the project has sparked a fair bit of interest in the last couple of years with directors such as Louis Letterier and DJ Caruso being talked about, as well as Shia LaBeouf and Zachary Levi making overtures towards taking the lead role. The script now has the studio at the stage of looking at directors and starting to take meetings, so things could move very quickly from here.
Plot Concept: Y: THE LAST MAN, winner of three Eisner Awards and one of the most critically acclaimed, best-selling comic books series of the last decade, is that rare example of a page-turner that is at once humorous, socially relevant and endlessly surprising.
Written by Brian K. Vaughan (LOST, PRIDE OF BAGHDAD, EX MACHINA) and with art by Pia Guerra, this is the saga of Yorick Brown—the only human survivor of a planet-wide plague that instantly kills every mammal possessing a Y chromosome. Accompanied by a mysterious government agent, a brilliant young geneticist and his pet monkey, Ampersand, Yorick travels the world in search of his lost love and the answer to why he’s the last man on earth.