New Line Cinema is in final talks with the writing team Matthew Federman and Stephen Scaia to adapt the comic book series â€œY: The Last Man.â€
The series is about the single man and pet monkey who survived an apocalyptic plague that killed every male mammal on Earth. And then it became the womenâ€™s pursuit to save humanity with the single man.
The writing duo of Federman and Scaia wrote episodes for several television series, including â€œHuman Target,â€ â€œJericho,â€ and â€œJudging Amy.â€
The studio acquired the rights back in 2007 and tried to develop the film with screenwriter Carl Ellworth and director D.J. Caruso (â€œDisturbiaâ€). At one point, Shia La Beouf was attached to star in the film. But, the film was put on hold since then.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter