We’ve heard rumors of a television or movie adaptation of Y: The Last Man, Brian K. Vaughan’s Eisner Award-winning graphic novel series about the last man on Earth (not this one) and his monkey, since 2007, when the rights were snapped up by New Line Cinema. Nothing came out of it, despite, or possibly because of, Shia LaBeouf’s rumored involvement. The film’s would-be director, D.J. Caruso, once said he “didn’t think that you could take Yorick’s story and put it into a two-hour movie and do it justice… I just feel like it’s too much for one screenplay.” But what about a TV show?
FX is teaming with Vaughan and Color Force’s Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson to develop the dystopian sci-fi comic as an ongoing series, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. A search is under way to find a writer to develop the series with Vaughan. A director for the potential series has not yet been determined. Y: The Last Man, which is purely in development at this time, will be produced by FX Productions.
A Y: The Last Man series at FX would mark Vaughan’s return to television following CBS’ Under the Dome (which he developed for Showtime and ultimately departed following its freshman season on CBS) and Lost. He’s currently writing Image Comics’ Saga. (Via)
The graphic novelization of cable continues. AMC has The Walking Dead and Preacher (which is almost certain to be a huge hit), FX gets Y: The Last Man. Assuming it actually happens. FX has so far refused to comment, although we clearly would love to see a Y show. Our only demand: No Shia LaBeouf.
(Via the Hollywood Reporter)