Planned for development as a feature film almost as far back as its 2002 comic book debut, Brian K. Vaughn and Pia Guerra’s Y: The Last Man may finally be on the way to the big screen. Vulture is reporting that New Line Cinema is pleased with Matthew Federman and Stephen Scaia’s screenplay for the adaptation and that a search is underway for a director.
Y tells the story of Yorick Brown, a young man who, along with his capuchin monkey, somehow survives a catastrophic event that kills off every living creature with a Y chromosome. Left in a world of only women, Yorick teams with a government operative, 355, to try and uncover the truth about the plague and why he and he alone made it through alive.
Although set against an epically scaled science fiction backdrop, the 60-issue series serves as an exploration of modern gender politics and ultimately becomes an intimate coming-of-age drama.
D.J. Caruso was among those previously interested in directing the film feature and Shia LaBeouf was formerly attached to play Yorick.