For every comic book project that actually comes to fruition, there are a ton more that seem to just hang around in development limbo forever. Y: The Last Man is certainly a project that falls under that category. Now Vulture reports that New Line maybe, probably, might be moving it to the top of the priority list thanks to a new script by Matthew Federman and Stephen Scaia. Both writers previously worked together on the series Jericho, as well as Human Target and Warehouse 13.
The comic is centered on the adventures of Yorick Brown who, after a mysterious global virus kills every organism with a Y chromosome except for him and his male helper monkey, Ampersand. The series ran from 2002 to 2008 under DC’s Vertigo imprint and spanned 60 issues.
It’s really a great book from writer Brian K. Vaughan who has done a number of great comic projects including Runaways for Marvel and Ex Machina under DC’s now defunct Wildstorm imprint. He’s currently writing Saga for Image Comics with artist Fiona Staples.
Y has languished in development hell for nearly ten years now so it’s best to approach any news concerning the film with a healthy dose of skepticism. But in the meantime, I'm still excited for potential casting rumors.