Y: THE LAST MAN a Top Priority for New Line, Studio Vetting Directors

     September 10, 2012


It seems that New Line Cinema hasn’t forgotten about their plans to adapt Y: The Last Man after all, according to a new report.  After a recent script submission from Jericho scribes Matthew Federman and Stephen Scaia, the studio was apparently pleased enough to move the project up in their priority list.  The Eisner Award-winning series written by Brian K. Vaughn and illustrated by Pia Guerra centers on Yorick, the last surviving man after an epidemic kills every other mammal with a Y chromosome.  Hit the jump for more on the project in development.  

y-the-last-manVulture reports that New Line Cinema was pleased enough with the recent draft of the Y: The Last Man treatment that they’re already in the process of meeting with candidates for the director’s chair.  Louis Letterier (The Incredible Hulk) was once in the mix and DJ Caruso (Disturbia) left the project two years ago.  A previous contender for the part of Yorick include Shia LaBeouf back in the day, though Zachary Levi also expressed an interest.

Here’s a look at the description for the first volume in the Y: The Last Man series (via Amazon):

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.

  • Lens Flares Suck

    So it’s a wish-fulfillment fantasy for feminists?

    • eh?

      Ba-Doom Tss … …

      *crickets chirping*

      Just read the damn comic.

      You might even like it… lots of people seem to…

  • Teinen

    It’s a great comic. Hopefully no hack directors ruin it. Ugh, I’m sure that’s gonna be the case.

  • Allrock

    It’s a great story that deserves to be made into a full-length feature. But i think it will work best as a cable series or miniseries.

    • Jay McKells

      Its people like Allrock that are killing Hollywood and French cinema as well… It you had your way Zombieland would’ve also been made into a cable series with John Stamos playing Tallahassee and Frankie Muniz as Columbus. The Artist won an Oscar for a reason sh*tbird!

      • RunnerX13

        What are you talking about? Not every story could (or should) be adapted into 120 minutes of eye candy.

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  • Terry

    I think this would be better suited as a series like “Walking Dead” there’s alot they can do with and go with. I would prefer to see more of a graphic novel I enjoy rather than just 120 min. of it. Now a graphic novel such as “Preacher” that would be a more suited movie, than a mini or series. Which is another graphic novel I wish they would make soon.

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