Y The last man gets a new line of writers from New Line

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Ever wondered what it would be like to be the last man on earth? It’s a question that numerous films and television shows have pondered, and while most men would think of the scenario as heaven, most of them would not consider how radical such a societal shift would be.

Brian Vaughn wrote a long-running comic, which was drawn by Pia Guerra, on the idea several years ago, in the form of Y: The last man, which centered on a world where only one man, and his male capuchin monkey, survived a Y-chromosome genocide.

It was a hit with readers and critics, and was made for a faithful movie adaptation, a treatment which may finally be getting off the ground now.

Matthew Federman and Stephen Scaia are busy negotiating with New Line Cinema to pen a script for the film, which will see J.C Spink, Chris Bender and David Goyer produce, while Mason Novick and Jake Weiner will handle executive-producing roles.

Set in a world where all males of all species are dead due to some mysterious plague/curse/whatchamacallit, the comics followed amateur escape artist Yorick and his pet monkey Ampersand, as he sets out to discover what exactly wiped out the male side of humanity.

New Line has been developing the project for quite a while now, with the film almost taking off on a script that was submitted by Carl Ellsworth and D.J Caruso, but it looks like Federman and Scaia will take the project back to the beginning when they hop on board.

The duo have been hard at work lately, first cranking out a script for a new Zorro film, alongside work on various TV shows. Lets hope that the capable twosome can finally get this cult favourite comic moving onto the big screen.

 

 

 

Last Updated: March 15, 2012

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