In news that is both groan-worthy but also celebratory — and not exactly unexpected — Brian K. Vaughan’s stellar comic series Y: The Last Man is no longer on its way to the big screen, and will presumably never head down that troubled path again. Let’s all take a moment of silence to…(capuchin screams)…dammit, never mind. The announcement was made by director Dan Trachtenberg, the latest in a line of people who have tried to bring Vaughan’s hilarious and exciting story to film.
Usually in a case like this, it takes ages to get any details about “what might have been,” but Trachtenberg was awesome enough to speak with Slashfilm about the lapsed project, and he doesn’t seem to be all that sore about putting all of his hard work behind him. He compliments the shit out of comic writer Vaughan (who created the series with artist Pia Guerra), and divulges a lot of info about his influences and plans for the movie.