New Writers Taking a Shot at New Line's 'Y: The Last Man' Adaptation
Here we go again. Will this version make it to the big screen? For years we followed DJ Caruso's adaptation of the beloved comic series Y: The Last Man, which is in development at New Line (now part of WB), but unfortunately it fell apart a few years ago due to script problems. Now Heat Vision reports that its back on track, still at New Line, with a whole different set of writers and producers involved. I'm glad they're giving it another shot, but will these guys be able to do the comic justice (with a trilogy?) and satisfy the studio? TV producers-turned-writers Matthew Federman & Stephen Scaia are in final negotiations for a new take.
J.C. Spink, Chris Bender (of BenderSpink) and David S. Goyer (Ghost Rider, Blade: Trinity) are producing for New Line. Mason Novick is executive producing. Matthew Federman and Stephen Scaia, known mostly for TV work but behind the new Zorro origin reboot at Sony, are apparently in "final negotiations" and are planning to "go back to the drawing board" adapting this. Y: The Last Man, a Vertigo comic series by Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra, follows Yorick, an escape artist who is the last survivor of a mysterious plague that has killed every male mammal in the world. With his pet monkey, against an entire world of women, he sets out to find what wiped out the world's male chromosomes. We'll keep an eye on this version's progress.