New Line Determined To Tell The Tale Of ‘Y: The Last Man’

Just as Lost writer Brian K. Vaughan returns to the comic world with his new original series titled “Saga,” there is movement on another Vaughan creation, the incredibly long-gestured Y: The Last Man.

Heat Vision reports that writing duo Matthew Federman and Stephen Scaia are in final negotiations to write New Line Cinema’s adaptation of the acclaimed Vertigo comic book.

The comic, created by Vaughan and Pia Guerra, centers on Yorick, an escape artist who is the last survivor of a mysterious plague that has killed every male mammal in the world. With his pet monkey, he sets out to find what might have wiped out the world’s male chromosomes.

J.C. Spink, Chris Bender and David Goyer are producing. Mason Novick and Jake Weiner are executive producing.

The project has been long in development at New Line and came close to taking off in an incarnation with a script by Carl Ellsworth and D.J. Caruso attached as director. Now Federman and Scaia will go back to the drawing board.