HUMAN TARGET Writers to Adapt Y: THE LAST MAN; Scott F. Butler to Script HOLD TIGHT

     March 14, 2012


An adaptation of Y: The Last Man has been in development pretty much since it’s release in 2002, and has proven unadaptable for just as long.  Last we checked in on the project, Louis Leterrier expressed his dream to turn the 60-issue comic into a TV series.  But Heat Vision reports that New Line has hired Matthew Federman and Stephen Scaia (Human Target) to start from scratch on a Y: The Last Man feature.  The Brian K. Vaughan comic centers on Yorick, an escape artist who is the sole male survivor of an unknown plague that wiped out every man on Earth.  It’s a sprawling tale in which Yorick wanders across the country, where a new adventure awaits at every location.  The report says nothing about the possibility of multiple films, so presumably Federman and Scaia are faced with the daunting task of streamlining the entire adventure into a two-hour arc.  Vaughan actually drafted a Y: The Last Man screenplay himself that leaked to a positive reception.  So it can be done.  I do wish Federman and Scaia the best of luck, since I’d like to see Y on the big screen.  But if they fail like so many others, let’s try it on TV.  C’mon, HBO.

Hit the jump for details on Inferno Entertainment’s option on Hold Tight.

Variety reports that Inferno has hired Scott F. Butler to adapt Harlan Coben‘s novel Hold Tight.  Here’s the synopsis:

Mike and Tia Baye decide to spy on their son Adam, who has become moody and withdrawn since his friend’s suicide. The software they install on his computer exposes every website visited, every e-mail and instant message sent or received. But each keystroke draws them deeper into a maze of mayhem and violence that could destroy them all.

Another Coben novel, Tell No One, served as the basis for a multiple César winner led by Francois Cluzet and Kristin Scott ThomasBen Affleck is attached to direct the Hollywood remake.


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