The comic book adaptation of Y: The Last Man has been in various forms of development since it was first announced in 2007. Eagle Eye director D. J. Caruso and screenwriter Carl Ellsworth were attached since the beginning, but Caruso revealed in November of 2010 that he was only "loosely attached" and that studio New Line did not agree with his assessment that the comic book needed to be adapted into a trilogy of movies and not just one.
Nearly a year and a half later, New Line is at it again. THR reports that TV writers Matthew Federman and Stephen Scaia (Human Target and Jericho) are in final negotiations to start over with the script, apparently abandoning the work done by Ellsworth and Caruso.
Based on the Vertigo comic book created by Lost writer Brian K. Vaughn and artist Pia Guerra, Y: The Last Man follows amateur escape artist Yorick, who discovers that he and his pet monkey Ampersand are the last living mammals on Earth after a deadly plague has wiped out everything with a male chromosome. No word on whether the Federman and Scaia will have to cram Y: The Last Man's 60 issues into one movie or if New Line has relented and now sees the adaptation as a trilogy. Also unclear is whether Shia LaBeouf is still attached to play Yorick. Posted 03.15.12 by Ryan