New Line Cinema has inked a deal with writers Matthew Federman and Stephen Scaia to write the adaptation of the Brian K. Vaughan comic book series, Y: The Last Man.

The comics follow Yorick, an escape artist who is the last survivor of a mysterious plague that has killed every male mammal in the world. With his pet monkey, he sets out to find what might have wiped out the world's male chromosomes. The sole Y-chromosomed survivor is a headstrong young man, the son of a U.S. congresswoman and an amateur escape artist. He spends most of the story on the run from a tribe of self-styled Amazons bent on eliminating the last vestige of patriarchy.

David S. Goyer, J.C. Spink and Chris Bender are producing. The writing duo is also known for their work on television shows Human Target and Warehouse 13.