After trying to get an adaptation of the graphic novel Y: The Last Man off the ground for almost a decade, New Line Cinema has now put it on their priority list of films to make. According to Vulture the studio is very happy with the current draft of the script that was written by former Jericho writers Matthew Federman and Stephen Scaia. The studio has now started the process of trying to find a director, and they are currently meeting with candidates to hire.
The comic was created by Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra, and the story focuses on a character named Yorick, an escape artist, who becomes the last man on Earth when a plague wipes out all of the males on the planet except Yorick and his pet monkey, Ampersand. He treks across the world in search of his girlfriend Beth, to whom he was proposing on the phone when the plague/event/mystery cause struck.
The movie has gone through several directors already such as D.J. Caruso and Louis Leterrier. It will be interesting to see who they bring on to direct the film next. Are there any directors you'd like to see take it on? Hopefully they can get someone with a solid vision of what this comic book needs to look like on the big screen.