New Line Cinema has been developing a film adaptation of Brian K. Vaughn’s Y: The Last Man for the past six years. When we first heard about the film’s development, DJ Caruso was set to direct and wanted Shia LaBeouf to star as the last man on Earth. We had only one thing to say about that:
That plan fizzled — Thank you,
Jesus Optimus Prime — and Louis Leterrier (Clash of the Titans) was approached to direct. He’s off the project now, and New Line hired Jericho writers Matthew Federman and Stephen Scaia to write a script. Vulture reports the studio is “very pleased” with their draft and are meeting with potential directors.
Here’s a quick synopsis of Y: The Last Man.
In an instant, every man on planet Earth dies. Only women remain, which is fine by them, until they realize without men the human race doesn’t have a chance of surviving. That makes that fact that one man survived — one man on the entire planet — kind of a big deal. That’s the basic plot of Brian K. Vaughan‘s Y: The Last Man, a 60-issue comic book series that ran from 2002-2008. Hailed as a modern classic, it’s been on Hollywood’s wish list of comic book properties since 2006. However, the epic story and downer premise have made an adaptation near impossible. [/film]
Rather than turning into an extended porno series, last man Yorick Brown and his pet Capuchin monkey Ampersand try to find Brown’s girlfriend who is in Australia. The surprise twist is that he really does have a girlfriend in Australia, as opposed to not sleeping with all these available women because he has a “girlfriend” who’s in Australia; you wouldn’t know her.