"Man of Steel" scribe David Goyer says the long-gestating film adaptation of the acclaimed "Y: The Last Man" comic book series could begin shooting next year.
The comic 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.
Earlier this year filmmaker Dan Trachtenberg, who helmed the fan film short "Portal: No Escape," was brought onboard to direct the project from a new script draft by Matthew Federman and Stephen Scaia. Goyer, who is producing the project, tells Crave Online:
"We've got a script that's as close as it's ever been, so knock on wood. That could go into production next year… The first movie is meant to function as a standalone, but hopefully continue. Hopefully there will be others."
The comic itself was a self-contained arc story than ran for sixty issues. That's too much for a single film, but certainly enough for a trilogy or series of films.