New Line Cinema Moving Forward With Y: THE LAST MAN Adaptation

Reports are coming in suggesting that New Line Cinema are finally looking to get the long-proposed film adaptation of Brian K. Vaughn's Y: The Last Man, and are currently looking at director candidates for the movie. Read on for more details.

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By Paul Romano - 9/10/2012

A film adaptation for the Vertigo comic book series Y: The Last Man has been in development for some years. Back in 2007, D.J. Caruso (I Am Number Four) was attached to direct, with his Disturbia star Shia LaBeouf also being linked to the movie. However, due to disagreements between Caruso and New Line Cinema (who were developing the project), the director eventually walked out. Since then, The Incredible Hulk director Louis Leterrier expressed interest in adapting the series for television. In March, Jericho scribes Matthew Federman and Stephen Scaia were hired to pen the latest draft for the movie, reigniting hope among fans who were wanting to see Y: The Last Man come to the big screen.

And now, Vulture has more good news for the project. According to the site's sources, Y: The Last Man is now one of New Line's first priorities. They are reportedly very pleased with Federman/Scaia's script, and have begun the process of meeting with potential directors for the movie.

For those who aren't familiar with the series, Y: The Last Man follows young amateur escape artist Yorick Brown and his male Capuchin monkey Ampersand, who are the only living mammals with a Y chromosome left alive on Earth after a plague wipes out. Written by Brian K. Vaughn and penciled by Pia Guerra, the series ran for 60 issues under DC Comics' Vertigo print.










Source: Vulture
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TheBatman1 - 9/10/2012, 3:01 PM
Finally. Been hoping for a movie for years
BigDamnHero - 9/10/2012, 3:04 PM
Y: The Last Man is one of the greatest comics ever, but I'm skeptical... If they're gonna do it, it'll have to be a trilogy. They cannot fit everything in one film!
nailbiter111 - 9/10/2012, 3:06 PM
this really should be a television series in my opinion. it's built for it.
blacksad - 9/10/2012, 3:09 PM
I dont like the idea of a movie... it should be a tv series.
faver - 9/10/2012, 3:29 PM
It should be a tv series. It's the kind of show I could imagine HBO would want.
Oxbow - 9/10/2012, 3:33 PM
Its gonna be a totally different beast if it's adapted as a movie.. It could be ok, the series got a little slow in the middle. But Hollywood being what it is....not hopeful!

Frankly I'm surprised BKV agreed to this; he seems like a sensible guy
militantcharles - 9/10/2012, 3:37 PM
Omg omg omg...YES
Kyos - 9/10/2012, 4:10 PM
Too long and complex for one movie. I agree that a TV series would be best.
TheSnuggler - 9/10/2012, 5:16 PM
ZACHARY LEVI PLEASE
soberchimera - 9/10/2012, 5:16 PM
Shia and Pettyfer are both assholes. They don't deserve a project like this. Anton Yelchin all the way.
LaputaHeir - 9/10/2012, 5:37 PM
@soberchimera61 That's a really good choice! I totally forgot about Mr. Yelchin. He'd be perfect for the role!
drewXdeficit - 9/10/2012, 5:55 PM
I agree that Y: The Last Man is more fitting of a TV series, but I really am hopeful for this. Let's hope they can get it right!
t2jax - 9/10/2012, 6:13 PM
Awesome. Sauce.
TheFox - 9/10/2012, 6:38 PM
Sweet! I've been thinking this would make for a good movie for a long time. I'm just glad they held off long enough for Shia LaBeouf to drop out of the project...

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maxxgone - 9/10/2012, 8:13 PM
they could have a director, finished script, and a primary cast signed...& i still won't believe anything on this one until cameras roll.

sorry, its just that i fell hook line & sinker for this back with the caruso & shia news AND have been cock teased with every other bullshit breaking news since.

for me it's like cowboy bebop, akira and several others that will just never be. The Dark Tower is moving right up there as well.
musashi - 9/11/2012, 3:38 AM
Agree with everyone who would prefer a TV series. Great book. Yorick is an awesome character.
13echo - 9/11/2012, 5:15 AM
Would work better as a series on showtime or hbo....
StrangerX - 9/11/2012, 7:54 AM
It's gonna be Robert Pattinson for the lead
DarthMarenghi - 9/11/2012, 12:52 PM
Would work better as a series but I'll take anything at this point. Wish someone would make Ex-Machina...
rbfn04 - 9/11/2012, 1:37 PM
Like many have stated, Y: The Last Man is perfect for a TV series. Make it "each season is a book" or something like that.
jianozi - 9/11/2012, 3:14 PM
You want to see a fan film this is how this show should be made.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfgzjWuPMBc
Keep in mind this is a fan film.
AUSSYACE - 9/12/2012, 1:56 AM
GREAT SERIES...

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