For fans, Y: The Last Man is one of those comic-to-film efforts that keeps going one step forward and three steps back. Once upon a time, D.J. Curoso was prepping a trilogy based on the Brian K. Vaughan-penned graphic novel starring his Disturbia and Eagle Eye-star Shia Labeouf. Then Incredible Hulk director Louis Letterier came aboard and encountered similar difficulty getting Y made.
But a recent draft of a screenplay penned by Jericho writers Matthew Federman and Stephen Scaia seems to have New Line grinning with anticipation… From all the money they’re going to make from Y: The Last Man the movie once they get a director and get it into production, which is what they’re now trying to do.
Here’s the latest word from Vulture:
We hear that the studio is very pleased with a draft from former Jericho writers Matthew Federman and Stephen Scaia, and has already begun the process of meeting with director candidates to hire for the project.
Y: The Last Man followed the adventures of Yorrick, the last man on Earth after a plague wiped out all mammals with an X chromosome. The 60-issue series, published between 2002 and 2008, follows Yorrick and his monkey Ampersand as they travel the post-plague Earth trying to find the reason for their immunity, and the key to humanity’s survival.
More news as it develops (and hopefully it will develop this time).