New Line Cinema's adaptation of Brian K. Vaughan's Y: The Last Man has found its writers. THR reports that Matthew Federman and Stephen Scaia are in final negotiations to write the script, based on the acclaimed Vertigo comic book. It is being produced by J.C. Spink, Chris Bender, and David Goyer, with Mason Novick exec producing.
Vaughan and Pia Guerra created the comic that "centers on 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, he sets out to find what might have wiped out the world's male chromosomes."
New Line almost moved forward with a script from Carl Ellsworth, with D.J. Caruso attached as director. Federman and Scaia recently penned Sony’s untitled Zorro origin project. They are known for their TV work on Charlie’s Angels, Human Target, Warehouse 13, and Jericho.