Brian K. Vaughn’s Y: The Last Man Finally Finds A Director
Here’s a bit of good news for comic book fans, or at least fans of movies about a man and his monkey. (And who doesn’t love that?) New Line Cinema has hired Dan Trachtenberg to direct the adaptation of cult favorite Y: The Last Man. Trachtenberg has a background helming commercials, but has garnered some attention recently with his 2011 short, Portal: No Escape, based on the video game Portal.
Based on the Eisner Award-winning series by Brian K. Vaughn (Saga, Ex Machina, and TV’s Lost) and Pia Guerra, the series is a post-apocalyptic story that follows the adventures of Yorick Brown, an amateur magician and the last man alive, and his monkey, Ampersand. As the series begins, a mystery disease kills every living mammal with a Y chromosome simultaneously, leaving Yorick and Ampersand as the only males left on the planet. After all the dudes die, some female survivors seek to maintain the established institutions of power, while others attempt to set up a new, matriarchal society.
Matthew Federman and Stephen Scaia, both of Jericho fame, adapted the script from the 60-issue run. David S. Goyer (Batman Begins) is serving as producer, while Michael Disco and David Neustadter will oversee things for the studio.
You can check out Trachtenberg’s Portal: No Escape below.