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Writers Chosen For Y: The Last Man Film From A Comic Book TV Show



Writer Brian K. Vaughan has had great success in Hollywood writing and producing for Lost, and although he just returned to comics this week with a new series called Saga with artist Fiona Staples, it’s some of his other comic work getting attention today. Vaughan’s hit series Y: The Last Man, which we knew was eventually getting made into a film, now has writers attached from another comic book TV show. 

Writers Matthew Federman and Stephen Scaia are in final negotiations to bring Vaughan and artist Pia Guerra’s comic to life on the big screen according to The Hollywood Reporter. The duo were writer/producers on FOX’s Human Target, plus the TV shows Charlie’s Angels, Warehouse 13, and Jericho.

The film is bring produced by New Line Cinema and will adapt the story of a world where some type of disease/plague simultaneously kills every mammal with a Y chromosome. Save young man Yorick Brown and his capuchin monkey. The comic book follows his travels attempting to figure out what happened and witnessing what a world without men is really like. If you haven’t read it, I highly recommend it, it’s a great one and a series that is completed.

“The project has been long in development at New Line and came close to taking off in an incarnation with a script by Carl Ellsworth and D.J. Caruso attached as director,” writes THR. “Now Federman and Scaia will go back to the drawing board.”

Here’s hoping they do it justice.

(via The Hollywood Reporter)

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  • http://twitter.com/katytron katytron

    so this is completely unrelated but: I recently switched from firefox to chrome and noticed that on one of my computers the Mary Sue feed comes with no pictures (unless it’s the first image of the grid posts, ie: I saw Homer on the post about successful geek dads), but on my laptop the feed seems fine, and I get all the pictures before any jump cuts. Anyone had this problem before? I’ve tried re-subscribing in google reader and installing an RSS app from the chrome store but no dice :(

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=307075 Faye Chao

    !!!! loved this series!  I’m so glad it is being developed for the big screen.  So curious as to who they cast for 355.  If it’s Gina Torres, I might just die of joy. 

  • http://twitter.com/katytron katytron

    huh. nevermind, I think my adblock extension was the culprit. CARRY ON.

  • Liz Wright

    She would be PERFECT.

  • http://twitter.com/SamSamanthor Sam Christopher

    This is one of my favorite graphic novels of all time…I want this movie more than I want Avengers! Also, agreed to the Gina Torres idea!

  • Anonymous

    OH MY GOD YOU JUST BLEW MY MIND

  • http://twitter.com/SiobhanTThomas Siobhan Thomas

     Yes please. And Maggie Q as Alison Mann. And then flashback scenes to grumpy punk Alison.
    In my head this is the best movie ever.