Jericho

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).

Source: /Film

By the sounds of things, Netflix is in talks to resurrect another long dead cult favorite TV show. TV Guide Magazine has confirmed that the internet based streaming service is in early talks with CBS to bring back the post nuclear apocalypse TV drama Jericho.

Apparently in the four years since the show go the axe it has remained very popular with Netflix users. Hell I’ll admit it, I didn’t watch it till it was offered on there, I have a long standing ‘no Skeet Ulrich‘ rule.

With a rabid fan base that had a successful mail-in-peanuts campaign that earned the show a second (and final) season, a couple of failed attempts to return to TV in some form or another, stalled out movie talks and, a comic book season 3, Netflix thinks there is still enough interest in the happenings of a small Kansas town in the wake of a nuclear attack to bring it back created by Jon Turteltaub.

Jericho would add to a growing list of original programming for Netflix, Lilyhammer, the upcoming House of Cards and of course, Arrested Development (among many other rumored resurrections) and if this happens it could start as soon as 2013. Granted you’d have to round up the (at least some) of the original cast, hire some writers, get Skeet to book of time from Arby’s…

 

Source: /Film