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Y: The Last Man

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Here’s Your Update On Brian K. Vaughan’s Y: The Last Man And Runaways Film Projects

Turns out there’s an impending time limit on Vertigo Comics’ Y: The Last Man film. What are the chances it will get made? Hit the jump to find out and for some Runaways talk. 


Cautiously Optimistic

The Y: The Last Man Movie is As “Close As It’s Ever Been”

“We’ve got a script that’s as close as it’s ever been…That could go into production next year…The first movie is meant to function as a standalone, but hopefully continue. Hopefully there will be others.”- Screenwriter David Goyer on adapting Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra‘s 60 issue comic Y: The Last Man into a film.

Goyer discussed his writing of the Y: The Last Man script in the context of his work on Man of Steel.  Y:The Last Man tells the story of Yorick Brown, the last man on earth, as the title would suggest, after the rest of the men mysteriously die off.  If this Eisner award winning series does get adapted to the screen, we could see an awesome story told on the big screen, and potentially many interesting roles for actresses.  Not only is the idea of a first movie extremely exciting for fans of  Yorick and his story, but Goyer gives us even more reason to be excited, implying that at least he has interest in more than one movie based on the comic series.  Of course, we have to see the first movie get made, and do well, before we can hope for a second, but this is definitely a step in the right direction. We previously saw this project get a director, Dan Trachtenberg.

(via MTV Splash Page)

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Cautiously Optimistic

Y: The Last Man Has a Director, Gets One Step Closer to the Postapocalypse

A movie adaptation of Brian K. Vaughan‘s Y: The Last Man has been simmering for years, but unlike a lot of other more-than-half-a-decade long stints in pre-production purgatory, it’s one where we actually get interested instead of exhausted when we hear that the studio is still pushing people at the project. This is because while Y: The Last Man is the story of the last man on earth after a mysterious and instantaneous plague wipes out every male mammal on the planet except for him and his helper monkey in training, that necessarily means that it’ll be a movie with an enormous cast of female characters of all sorts.

Almost a year ago, New Line found a new set of screenwriters to take on the task of condensing the sixty issues of the comic into one movie, and the studio has just announced that they’ve chosen a director. It’s an unexpected pick, but one that I’m interested in seeing play out.


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New Line May Be Pondering a Y: The Last Man Movie Again

Y: The Last Man has had a lot of time to make it from the comics pages to the big or small screen, and now that The Walking Dead, another long-running, popular-outside-the-average-comic-reader post apocalyptic title has shown its staying power, one wonders why Y: The Last Man hasn’t been put into production before.

If you ask me, it’s probably because studios have balked at the idea of a cast made up almost entirely of women. But according to Vulture, New Line Cinema is stepping up to the plate.


Fans Do Cool Things

Since There’s No News On The Big Screen Adaptation, Watch This Y: The Last Man Fan Film Instead

It’s been quite a while since we’ve heard any news about the film adaptation of Y: The Last Manso, we’re lucky to have something to tide us over until the big screen debut of our favorite post-apocalyptic world in which all people with Y chromosomes are dead. Here’s Y: The Last Man Rising, a fan-made film written, directed, and produced by Christian Cardona. Pretty impressive for a lower-budget fan film, right?

(via IGN.)

Cautiously Optimistic

Writers Chosen For Y: The Last Man Film From A Comic Book TV Show

Writer Brian K. Vaughan has had great success in Hollywood writing and producing for Lost, and although he just returned to comics this week with a new series called Saga with artist Fiona Staples, it’s some of his other comic work getting attention today. Vaughan’s hit series Y: The Last Man, which we knew was eventually getting made into a film, now has writers attached from another comic book TV show. 


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10 of the Fastest Promotions in Geekdom

We present a list of folks who were never intended to rise as high as they did, or, at least, not that quickly. Some of them are battlefield promotions because everybody else was stone cold dead at the time. Some of them were promoted because of a sudden and unexpected increase in their utility to the forces that controlled their promotion. Some of them simply weren’t ready for the responsibility.


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Single Protein Could Be the Achilles Heel of All Men

The frighteningly prophetic vision of Y: The Last Man might be closer than we think.

A recent study of fruit flies, which are distressingly similar to humans in the way their genes operate, has shown that male flies use a special protein to make up for their lack of a second X chromosome. There are thousands of genes in the body that need to be regulated, and male flies need some way of multiplying their X chromosomes in order to do that.