New Line has set D.J. Caruso to direct and Carl Ellsworth to write the comic book adaptation Y: The Last Man for producers Chris Bender, JC Spink, Mason Novick and David Goyer, reports Variety.
The project reteams Caruso and Ellsworth following their work for Paramount/DreamWorks on Disturbia.
The story centers on a mysterious plague killing nearly all the world’s male mammals overnight. A magician who’s the only survivor among this group and his male pet monkey set out to find what may have wiped out the male chromosomes.
The comic “Y: The Last Man” was created by Brian K. Vaughn and Pia Guerra and published by Vertigo.