Celebrate and/or worry, as it looks like there is finally some more forward movement on New Line Cinema’s long-awaited adaptation of Brian K Vaughan and Pia Guerra’s Y: The Last Man. Deadline are today reporting that Dan Trachtenberg has been hired as the director for the film.
With the screenplay attributed to Matthew Federman & Stephen Scaia, and David Goyer producing, the film looks to take the 60-issue Vertigo series and somehow fit it into a movie. Y: The Last Man is one of the most critically acclaimed Vertigo series of recent years, with a notable editing staff. It was also the subject of my masters thesis, weirdly enough.
Whether this is planned as a series of films or a one-off, who can tell – but it’ll be interesting to see if a Hollywood film actually dares tell a story with only one male character in it. And of course, there are plenty of great female roles up for grabs. Monkey wranglers across the United States: start preparing.
This will be Trachtenberg first feature film – his background is in commercials, and he has also worked on a number of other digital projects including short videos, games, and web television. He’s an interesting choice as director, and it’d be great if we could see him go from internet shorts to widescreen acclaim.
And he also looks like he should be playing Yorick, actually.