There's hope at last for that movie version of Y: The Last Man

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Dec 17, 2012, 4:24 PM EST

Ever wonder what happened to the feature film adaptation of the classic comic book series Y: The Last Man? We have too, and we may finally have some answers.

Vulture reports that New Line Cinema, the Warner Bros. offshoot that has brought us pictures like The Lord of the Rings, may finally be getting a film version of Brian K. Vaughn's post-apocalyptic comic off the ground.

The studio has owned the rights for almost a decade and at one point had Shia LaBeouf attached to star and I Am Number Four director D.J. Caruso getting behind the camera. That all fell through a while back, and the project seemed to run out of steam, but a new script from Jericho writers Matthew Federman and Stephen Scaia has execs all pumped again and looking for a new director.

If you haven't read it, Y: The Last Man is about a fellow named Yorick Brown and his pet Capuchin monkey, Ampersand, who are apparently the only survivors of a worldwide plague that kills every male mammal on Earth, leaving just the females to cope.The book's 60 issues ran from 2002 to 2008 and have been collected in trade paperbacks as well (which you should go read before the movie comes out, and even if it doesn't).

Are you hopeful that Y: The Last Man will finally make it to the screen? Who should play Yorick if it does?

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