Y The Last Man Comic Book Optioned

September 13, 2012 After almost a decade in development, it looks like the comic book adaptation, “Y: The Last Man,” will finally be moving into production. According to Spin Off Online on Sept. 11, the Eisner winning comic book series finally has a script in place that New Line Cinema approves of.

Matthew Federman and Stephen Scaia, the writers from the cult favorite TV show “Jericho,” have turned in a script for a single-movie adaptation of the comic book series. While the comic lasted 60 issues and spanned across the globe, New Line only wanted to commit to one movie.

That caused director DJ Caruso (“Disturbia”) to walk away from the project he was committed to. Caruso wanted to make a trilogy of movies to cover as much of the series as possible. He brought aboard the comic book creator, Brian K. Vaughn (“Lost”) and “Disturbia” screenwriter Carl Ellsworth, but neither could crack the script.

“Y: The Last Man” tells the story of an escape artist who learns that he and his pet monkey Ampersand are the last men alive on earth after something kills every mammal with a Y chromosome. With many groups wanting to use him for different reasons, he fleas across the world to find his girlfriend.

The studio is very happy with the “Y: The Last Man” script the “Jericho” duo turned in and have started looking for a new director to come aboard the project.

Courtesy of: http://www.examiner.com/article/y-the-last-man-adaptation-finally-headed-into-production

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