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Y: The Last Man Movie Update

Trachtenberg to direct

By Robert T. Trate     January 10, 2013
Source: Superherohype.com

Finally, there is some news on the Y: The Lat Man movie. Superherohype is reporting that “ New Line Cinema has hired commercials director Dan Trachtenberg to helm their upcoming adaptation of Brian K. Vaughn and Pia Guerra's modern classic Y: The Last Man”. 

Trachtenberg is a commercial director known for his fan film Portal: No Escape (2011). The screenplay is being penned by Matthew Federman (Jericho, Human Target) and Stephen Scaia (Warehouse 13, Jericho).

Y: The Last Man Synopsis: Y: The Last Man tells the story of Yorick Brown, a young man who, along with his capuchin monkey, somehow survives a catastrophic event that kills off every living creature with a Y chromosome. Left in a world of only women, Yorick teams with a government operative, 355, to try and uncover the truth about the plague and why he and he alone made it through alive.

The comic ran for sixty issues and has been collected in multiple trades. 

So Maniacs, who do you see starring as Yorick and 355? Do you think a feature film is appropriate for this comic or should it be a TV series?


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reek 1/10/2013 8:12:20 AM

So they've dropped Shia LaDouche as the lead I see.  Increases the odds I'll see this movie; after all it is so rare to see a truly original sci-fi concept in film these days.  Never read the mag, but the overview sounds like it started out well and lost direction after a few dozen issues.  Pretty common story for comics back in my collecting days (Spawn & Ghost Rider, I'm looking at you).  Do you suppose the script will be written as a one off or as the first part of the cliche Hollywood trilogy?

ElBaz13 1/10/2013 8:58:02 AM

Love the comicbook but would have preferred the HBO TV series route. 10 episodes a season.


Wiseguy 1/10/2013 9:03:01 AM

reek, why do you ask questions which answers you know?

Don't count out Shia yet.

Oh and this is hardly an original concept. As a matter of fact word I recall reading a while back is that it was a complete rip-off of some old comic book.

Roqueja 1/10/2013 9:12:11 AM

The books were very well done, and simply could not fit into a single movie while maintaining the character development.  Fingers crossed for a great adaptation of this.

reek 1/10/2013 9:51:26 AM

@Wise, I'm confused.  If you're asking what I think you're asking, I would say that yes, the script for this may actually be written as a one-off, leaving open the possibility of sequels rather than ending mid story.  Think WANTED as an example.  This as opposed to ending the 1st movie on a cliffhanger.  On the other hand, it may be presented simply as the first act of the story.  I would prefer the former.  I usually find it arrogant when a script assumes it will be popular enough to warrant a sequel before anyone's even heard of it.  Oh, and I am officially counting Shia out.  My bet is he stays away from genre picutres for a couple years at least.  Doesn't mean you can't root for him though.  As to originality, I said it was oroginal for a sci-fi movie, and it is.  You've got to admit, original ideas in Hollywood are a lot more scarce than they were 20 years ago, and "Y"s core concept is worthy of Phillip K. Dick.

westend 1/10/2013 1:44:38 PM

 As the only Man left on Earth, why is he wasting time trying to find answers when there's 3 billion vaginas out there in need of some lovin?



jetpackjesus 1/10/2013 2:00:06 PM

Reel, I think it's safe to assume they'll try to get Joseph Gordon Levitt because it's a movie being made now, which I think is the only pre-requisite for trying to cast JGL in a movie.  

jetpackjesus 1/10/2013 2:01:34 PM

Oops...Reel = Reek.  Sorry about that.  

Also, I'm not knocking JGL in the previous - just observing that his name seems to pop up for just about everything these days.

calhob 1/10/2013 2:34:06 PM

 I would TOTALLY love to see JGL in this role. The book is awesome, serious and funny. I think he would be great at Yorik.

Wiseguy 1/10/2013 2:42:20 PM

reek I'm saying that everything nowadays is done with sequels in mind. But the film itself needs to be able to stand alone should it bomb. Something like Prometheus for example

And yes JGL is a good choice. He deserves a good lead role and Batman he will never be

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