Last Men

Creator: Christopher
Age rating: Everyone
"Men in Black" meets "X-Men." The FBI has reopened the Facility, to train cadets with "enhanced abilities" to protect the nation from aliens and meta humans. Everything they know about being superheroes they learned from comic books. If they're our last defense, be afraid.
Synopsis: Villains, evil henchmen and mischievous masterminds have been killed, captured or work at Taco Bell. Heroes have retired -- their sidekicks endorse household products.

These peaceful days have left America dangerously exposed. Until now. The FBI has reopened "the Facility" in Chicago. Their mission is to train cadets who have "enhanced abilities" to protect the United States from alien intelligence and meta human activities; and to perform these responsibilities in a manner that is responsive to the needs of the public and is faithful to the Constitution of the United States. They are our last defense. Or so they think.

Last Men challenges many of the comic book clich├ęs -- just as the movie "Scream" satirized the horror film genre.

The world of the Last Men is closely connected to our own reality. The team doesn't consist of a goddess from Africa, a circus freak from Germany or a young Russian farmer. Instead, June Chow is a sales associate at the Gap. Jay Harryhausen is an unemployed Star Wars fan. Daniel North proudly "outs" himself as a "meta" on the Jerry Springer Show. They ain't your daddy's angst-ridden-spandex-wearin'-heroes surviving in a world that fears and loathes them.

But what's Last Men really about? Sure, they're young adults coping with their incredible powers, but let's just say sex, video games, Slurpees, Scooby-Doo re-runs and the fight against evil are all just in a day's work.

Everything they know about being superheroes they learned from comic books. So, if they're our last defense, be afraid. Be very afraid...

Harry Knowles of Ain't It Cool News read the Last Man screenplay and said "You are a genius, great work!"

Latest Work

  • Script 1 - Christopher's Original Draft
    Creative Notes:
    The Last Men screenplay is based on my comic book Last Men. I worked with some amazing artists to create the comic book -- which is very much like Men in Black meets X-Men. Fun satire. After creating the comic book back in 1999 (before Kick Ass and The Runaways), I decided to write the screenplay.