New Line seeking director for Y: The Last Man film


It’s been a long while since we’ve heard about the big screen adaptation of Y: The Last Man. Word is that New Line is very happy with the screenplay by Matthew Federman and Stephen Scaia. The studio is now trying to find a director and fast track the film into production. No prospective names have been leaked, but previously attached directors included DJ Caruso (The Salton Sea, Disturbia) and Louis Leterrier (Clash of the Titans).

Y: The Last Man is of course the acclaimed Vertigo series from writer Brian K. Vaughan and artist Pia Guerra. It follows Yorick Brown and his helper monkey Ampersand, the last two males alive after a catastrophic event suddenly wipes out all living beings with a Y chromosome. It was part of Vaughan’s great run of comics in the mid-2000s, which also included Ex Machina, Runaways, Pride of Baghdad, and The Escapists, the underrated pseudo-sequel to Michael Chabon’s novel The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay.

To whet your appetite, here’s a Y: The Last Man fan film from a while back. Who would you like to see direct Y: The Last Man? More importantly, how do you think they should handle 60 issues of story in feature-film form?

[Vulture via The Film Stage]

Hubert Vigilla
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