I know what you’re thinking, “Wait, what happened to the last writers?” After all, this movie has been in the works since 2007, so you’d think there would be other writers in the intervening 5 years, right? Apparently their scripts weren’t up to snuff, because New Line is now talking with the duo of Matthew Federman and Stephen Scaia to take a stab at Y and his, er, manliness.
Based on the comic book series by “Lost” writer Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra, “Y: The Last Man” follows a regular lad name Yorick, an escape artist who is the last survivor of a mysterious plague that has killed every male mammal in the world. With his pet monkey, Yorick sets out to find what might have wiped out the world’s male chromosomes, while at the same time dodging the females of the world. Hey, it’s not easy being the only man alive, you know. It’s pretty damn hard work. Ahem.
As previously mentioned, the movie version of “Y” has been in the works since 2007, with a couple of directors previously attached (D.J. Caruso was the earliest, with “Clash of the Titans'” Louis Leterrier the latest), and “Transformers” savior of mankind Shia LaBeouf set to star. Years later, with the film still in development hell and now poised to hire yet two more writers, I’m guessing LaBeouf will have moved on. Probably.
Federman and Scaia’s previous writing credits include episodes of “Warehouse 13”, “Human Target”, and “Jericho”. They were also producers on those shows.
Via : THR