We’ve heard it all before, but this might be the real deal. Vulture reports that New Line Cinema is finally taking a step toward an ambitious adaptation of Brian K. Vaughan’s ever-popular comic series, Y: The Last Man. The project has been in development for almost a decade now so it’s hard to believe, but apparently the production company was quite pleased with the script drafted by former Jericho writers Matthew Federman and Stephen Scaia.
Vulture also reports that they have already begun seeking out director candidates, but no word of who yet.
Brian K. Vaughan and artist Pia Guerra began the series with Vertigo Comics in 2002, and it has since become essential reading even for the casual graphic novel readers. The series follows the story of a man and his pet monkey who happen to be the only survivors of a plague that killed every male mammal on the planet.
Along with books like Neil Gaiman’s “Sandman” and Stephen King’s “Dark Tower” series, “Y: The Last Man” is one of those big adaptation projects that has attracted a variety of talent, but never managed to get off the ground. Last attached was Disturbia director DJ Caruso, who left the project two years ago.
Here’s to hoping…