'Y: The Last Man' Is 'As Close As It's Ever Been,' Writer David Goyer Says

Y The Last Man

Congratulations, Yorick Brown. You're closer than ever to becoming the last man on Earth.

Crave Online spoke with "Man of Steel" screenwriter David Goyer about a few of his other developing comic book adaptations, including "Y: The Last Man," based on the Vertigo Comics series written by Brian K. Vaughan and illustrated by Pia Guerra. Goyer was asked if he's still producing the "Y" adaptation, and the answer he gave was very encouraging for fans of the series.

"I am. We've got a script that's as close as it's ever been," he said. "That could go into production next year."

In "Y," the entire male population on Earth is wiped out in the blink of an eye… well, almost the entire male population. Still standing is amateur escape artist Yorick Brown and his monkey pal Ampersand. They team up with badass agent 355 and the brilliant scientist Allison Mann on an international journey to find out what happened to mankind and why Yorick and Ampersand survived the purge.

The 60-issue epic has been targeted for adaptation numerous times in the past, though none of these attempts have gotten off the ground. Goyer's status update is encouraging, as are his comments on the scope and scale of the script.

"The first movie is meant to function as a standalone," he said, "but hopefully continue. Hopefully there will be others."

Let's just get past the first one and go from there, yeah?

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