Y: The Last Man Finds New Screenwriters

Brian K. Vaughn's acclaimed comic book series gets back on track with the writers of 'Warehouse 13.'

William Bibbianiby William Bibbiani


It's been a long road to Hollywood for Brian K. Vaughn and Pia Guerra's acclaimed, award-winning and genuinely amazing comic book series Y: The Last Man. Back in 2007, Disturbia director D.J. Caruso was attached to direct the film from a screenplay by Vaughn himself, rewritten by Carl Ellsworth (Red Eye). Shia LaBeouf and Alicia Keys were both rumored for the starring roles of Yorick Brown and Agent 355, in what was originally planned to be a motion picture trilogy covering the events of the 60 issue comic book series. Caruso eventually left the project, and for all intents and purposes Y: The Last Man seemed dead… until now. Matthew Federman and Stephen Scaia have been brought on board to start over with a new screenplay, according to Hollywood Reporter.

The series, for those of you who haven't read it (shame on you, by the way), stars Yorick Brown and his pet monkey Ampersand, who are the last two mammals left on Earth with a Y-chromosome after a sudden, inexplicable viral outbreak. If you're hazy on your biology, that means that every male mammal on Earth is dead. Given the world's longstanding gender bias, the outbreak has left most of the world's governments in ruin and most of the world's armies completely wiped out. Yorick must conceal his identity and trek across the country in the hopes of finding a way to clone him, preserving the future of the human race. Oh, and he really wants to find his girlfriend.

Federman and Scaia are also attached to one of the two Zorro movies currently in development, this one a prequel as opposed to the sci-fi reboot. Together they have written and produced the sci-fi television series "Warehouse 13" and "Jericho," the latter of which also dealt with a realistic portrayal of a post-apocalyptic America. No word yet on whether their adaptation will condense the events of Y: The Last Man into a single film, or set up a potential series, as originally planned.

CraveOnline will be back with more Y: The Last Man news after we pray that this movie turns out okay.