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‘Y: The Last Man’ Adaptation To Be Helmed By Commercials Director Dan Trachtenberg

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • January 10, 2013 4:12 PM
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It seemed, for a while at least, as if “Y: The Last Man,” the mind-blowing comic book series by Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra, was going to have as painfully protracted a lurch towards the big screen as Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ “Watchmen.” It has had several sets of creative teams on the adaptation, most notably (and lengthily) the “Disturbia” team of director D.J. Caruso, Shia LaBeouf (as titular last man Yorich) and screenwriter Carl Ellsworth, who structured the project as the beginning of a trilogy, citing the massive scope and scale of the 60-issue comic series. Other screenwriters and directors followed and then fell away (we read a compelling draft by Vaughan that ended in a tantalizing cliffhanger) until last March, when New Line Cinema (now a glorified production shingle under Warner Bros, which also owns Vertigo Comics and DC Comics) got serious about the property – assigning a new set of screenwriters, Matthew Federman and Stephen Scaia, and putting “Dark Knight” architect David Goyer on the case as producer.

New Line Cinema Finally Getting Closer To Bringing 'Y The Last Man' To The Big Screen

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • September 10, 2012 6:26 PM
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While it's been in development for almost a decade (it was being developed by David S. Goyer, before he embarked on Christopher Nolan's Batman saga), it looks like there's finally some traction gaining on a big-screen adaptation of Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra's influential and unbelievably brilliant Vertigo comic book series "Y: The Last Man," with Vulture reporting that it's now a top priority at New Line Cinema.

New Line Hire 'Zorro' Reboot Writers Matthew Federman and Stephen Scaia To Take Another Stab At Adapting 'Y: The Last Man'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 15, 2012 12:46 PM
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Graphic novel fans got a bit of a treat this week with "Saga," which marks the return to monthly comics for Brian K. Vaughan, one of the medium's most acclaimed talents of the past few years. The writer has come to fame over the last decade or so from creating award-winning works like "Runaways," "Pride of Baghdad" and "Ex Machina," as well as screenplay writing for "Lost" and in the spec market. But he's still best known for "Y: The Last Man," his ongoing series about a virus that wipes out every man on the planet, bar one, failing magician Yorick, and his pet monkey, who must fight for survival in a world where women rule the roost.

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