Few Hollywood adaptations have been as oft-rumored as that of Y: The Last Man, based on an epic graphic novel by Brian K. Vaughn, which follows a boy and his monkey in a world where only females live. Disturbia‘s D.J. Caruso and Clash of the Titan‘s Louis Leterrier both recently circled the director’s chair, but after they left, new writers were brought on this past spring and now we’ve got some good news.
Vulture reports that New Line Cinema has now put the project on the fast track, as they are pleased with the latest script from Matthew Federman and Stephen Scaia (Jericho). Word has it that the director search is already underway, so we could be seeing this one much sooner than imagined.
For those who haven’t read the story, it centers on a young man, Yorick Brown, who finds himself (along with his pet monkey, Ampersand) to be the last living male on the planet Earth in the wake of an unexplained plague. But, although he’s become the future of the human race in a few minutes, all he wants to do is reach his girlfriend, Beth, who is stuck in Australia. The complex, extensive length of the graphic novel makes me think a miniseries would fit this one best, but hopefully they can do justice with a feature film and aim higher in the directorial department, considering their options thus far.
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