According to Deadline, the long awaited live action adaptation of Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra’s Y: The Last Man is getting closer to production, now that a director has been found.
New Line Cinema has announced that Dan Trachtenberg, the genius behind the Portal fan film that hit the YouTube last year, will helm the production.[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4drucg1A6Xk?rel=0]
We’ve reviewed several of the collected trades of Y: The Last Man, and it is a story that lends itself well to a live action adaptation, though I’m really surprised it is getting the major motion picture treatment, as the story feels more like a series that would be stellar on AMC or HBO.
Y: The Last Man is a dystopian science fiction comic book series by Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra published by Vertigo beginning in 2002. The series is about the only man to survive the apparent simultaneous death of every male mammal (barring the same man’s pet monkey) on Earth. The premise is noticeably similar to “Consider Her Ways,” a 1964 episode of Alfred Hitchcock Presents where the world adopts a matriarchal society after a disease kills every man on Earth. The series was published in sixty issues by Vertigo and collected in a series of ten paperback volumes (and later a series of five hardcover “Deluxe” volumes). The series’ covers were primarily by J. G. Jones and Massimo Carnevale. The series received five Eisner Awards.
Regardless of the format, I am very interested to see where Mr. Trachtenberg and New Line Cinema take the story.