Movement may finally be happening again on “Y: The Last Man” with director Louis Leterrier (“Clash of the Titans,” “The Incredible Hulk”) apparently circling the project reports Latino Review.
Frequent “Lost” scribe Brian K. Vaughan created the original acclaimed graphic novel series which follows young amateur escape artist Yorick Brown and his pet monkey Ampersand, the last two men on Earth. Something simultaneously kills every mammal on Earth possessing a Y chromosome – including embryos, fertilized eggs, and even sperm.
Society is plunged into chaos as infrastructures collapse and the surviving women everywhere try to cope with the loss of the men. Yorick goes on a mission to find his girlfriend Beth, who was on vacation in Australia.
The project was setup at New Line years ago but has been stuck in development hell. At last report it was actor Shia LaBeouf and director D.J. Caruso (“Disturbia,” “Eagle Eye”) who were said to be circling the project, but last summer LaBeouf dropped out.
Of course Leterrier, out doing press for “Clash of the Titans”, is expected to be linked to several projects in coming weeks. He himself said last week that he already put his hand up to direct Marvel’s “The Avengers” film if they’d offer it to him, but that project remains in very early stages as Marvel and Disney sort out their relationship.