There has been talk for quite some time of a film adaptation of Brian K. Vaughn and Pia Guerra‘s brainchild together, Y: The Last Man. Of course, to this point, nothing has panned out. New Line has been developing the project for years now, and although a script was prepped and a potential director was on board, it never got past the production stage. So, it’s been pretty much dead for the past while… And we all know how much Hollywood likes resurrecting things. Even things that don’t need resurrecting.
New Line is aiming for a fresh start with new writers and is trying their hand at this thing once again. Matthew Federman and Stephen Scaia have been hired to take this project back to square one; they have previously produced and/or written for other projects such as Charlie’s Angels, Human Target, Warehouse 13 and Jericho.
Because the series contains 60 issues and is a pretty hefty series to adapt, a trilogy might be the best way to go… but that makes it harder to convince a studio that this is worth a dip in their pockets. The last director that they had on board, D. J. Caruso, definitely saw the story as a trilogy and that may have been one of the reasons why things didn’t work out. For that reason, it’s possible that New Line is looking to condense it all into one film in this next go.
The story is about a man named Yorick who basically wakes up one morning to find that every mammal in the world with a Y chromosome has been killed – but for him and Ampersand, the monkey. And, of course, insanity ensues while he tries to figure shit out and all that jazz.