Y: The Last Man movie is now dead says director

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Back in January of this year, Brian K. Vaughan said that if New Line Cinema doesn’t do anything with Y: The Last Man soon, the movie rights would revert back to the creators, meaning himself and artist Pia Guerra. Guess what, guys? New Line is no longer in control of the film. The news was made by Dan Trachtenberg (Portal: No Escape), who was set to direct the movie.

Slash Film contacted Dan to see if he could elaborate.

Truly- I was excited to make an ADVENTURE movie, with swashbuckle, that was fun and funny but had something to say. Which is something that is distinctly BKV. Having real, true, honest, people stuff amidst the big, fun, action stuff. We were in many ways quite faithful to the comic, though some characters were combined and some events re-arranged and some brief moments of action we dug into to create bigger action/adventure sequences.

The script was essentially the first two trades. Taking inspiration from the original Star Wars (Episode 4)- we wanted to tell a complete story…but not the whole story. Hoping that, in success, we could get tell the rest of our serialized adventure.

Raiders of the Lost Ark was referenced a lot. Midnight Run and Big Trouble in Little China were referenced a lot. Willow and Ladyhawke I may have referenced a little too often…

Y: The Last Man is a comic book series about the last male on earth. So will we ever get to see a live-action version of Yorick and pals? With The Walking Dead a hit and Preacher getting turned into a live-action series on AMC, there may be hope.

In the meantime, check out this pretty accurate Y: The Last Man fan film.

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