New Line Working On Y:The Last Man

But who will be down to direct?

Besides the comic book characters that wear capes or fly around in iron suits, one particular page dweller by the name of Yorick Brown has been waiting for years to get some attention. Passed around like a post-apocalyptic hot potato, Brian K. Vaughn’s Y: The Last Man was once placed in the hands of director D.J. Caruso who was the closest to getting something done with Shia LaBeouf in the lead role. Nothing came to light unfortunately but after being shelved for some time, reports are now revealing that New Line are looking for a new body to helm the project.

Arriving back in 2002, the comic book series follows Yorick Brown, who accompanied with his capuchin monkey are the only survivors of a virus that wipes out every other male lifeform on the planet. With the rest of the female population falling into chaos our hero, his monkey and a government agent named 335, set out on a journey to discover the truth behind the disease and why Yorick Brown is now the last man on earth.

The story is one hell’uva page turner and even though it could be argued that seeing it as a TV series could have been a better move, getting the cinematic treatment is still good news. New Line have finally pulled their finger out, here’s hoping they find a director who will do the same. Suggestions on who you’d like handle proceedings can be thrown down below in the comments section.

Nick Staniforth

Updated: Sep 12, 2012

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