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Old 06-27-2009, 03:24 AM   #201
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Someone who doesn't believe Yorick is like Sam Witwicky.
wow did that go over your head let me go again LOL

What Shia is saying is not that they are exactly the same in character but very similar in situations.Both are everyday normal kids with ambitions and dreams but get caught up in an extraordinary situation.

Sam has a loving family/friends and goes to school aswell as having a crush on a girl who is out of his league.Then the Transformers land and he is in the middle of a war with Machines of Good and Evil.

Yorrick in an everyday kid who is in college has a loving Mother and Sister aswell as his Girlfriend Beth.Then every man on Earth is killed except him and his pet monkey making him the Last Man On Earth.

What Shia is saying is he has lately been playing a normal everyday kid who gets put in the middle of life altering situations. May it be transformers landing on earth in Transformers 1 and 2. May it be a Computer telling him what to do or his life is in Danger in Eagle Eye.

He is not saying Yorrick and Sam are the same exact character just they both get put in weird life altering situations.


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Old 07-02-2009, 12:40 PM   #202
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Here's a review of a two-year old draft of the script by Brian K. Vaughan himself.
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It’s an accurate, clever, funny and intriguing adaptation of the comic into the film medium. As a movie it should delight, entertain and provoke as much as the original. It’s shorter, concentrated, and more punchy - but I was suprised how much I didn’t mind that it wasn’t the comic.

Oh and you’re going to love who the President is. I do so hope they keep that.
Too bad this is not the script they will use for the movie.

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I wonder who the President is. Does anyone have the deets?

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PORTAL Short Film Director Dan Trachtenberg to Helm Y: THE LAST MAN

by Adam Chitwood Posted: January 9th, 2013 at 5:22 pm



New Line Cinema has found a director for its long-gestating adaptation of the Brian K. Vaughan graphic novel Y: The Last Man. The dystopian story centers on Yorick, the last surviving man after an epidemic kills every other mammal with a Y chromosome. We reported last September that the project was a priority for the studio and they were vetting possible directors. The pressure was on to find the right person for the pic, as a number of candidates have come and gone including DJ Caruso (Disturbia), who was attached to the project for a considerable amount of time. Now that director search has seemingly ended, as the studio has settled on commercials helmer Dan Trachtenberg to bring the adaptation to fruition. Hit the jump for more details.

Per Deadline, New Line Cinema has tapped Trachtenberg to helm the adaptation, which will mark his feature film debut. Trachtenberg made waves a couple of years ago with a short film he directed based on the video game Portal. Universal subsequently set Trachtenberg to write and direct an original pitch titled Crime of the Century, but one assumes Y: The Last Man will now be his priority.

Watch Trachtenberg’s short film below, followed by the synopsis for Y: The Last Man.

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Y: THE LAST MAN, winner of three Eisner Awards and one of the most critically acclaimed, best-selling comic books series of the last decade, is that rare example of a page-turner that is at once humorous, socially relevant and endlessly surprising.

Written by Brian K. Vaughan (LOST, PRIDE OF BAGHDAD, EX MACHINA) and with art by Pia Guerra, this is the saga of Yorick Brown—the only human survivor of a planet-wide plague that instantly kills every mammal possessing a Y chromosome. Accompanied by a mysterious government agent, a brilliant young geneticist and his pet monkey, Ampersand, Yorick travels the world in search of his lost love and the answer to why he’s the last man on earth. [Amazon]

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Old 01-10-2013, 01:23 AM   #205
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This was the other director up the job...

http://badassdigest.com/2013/01/09/f...-last-man-job/

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Here's Trachtenberg talking about the comic a few years ago...

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Posted on Friday, June 14th, 2013 by Russ Fischer

It’s been six months since Dan Trachtenberg, formerly of The Totally Rad Show and director of the short Portal: No Escape, was announced as director of Y: The Last Man.


The Vertigo comic series, which follows two male beings who remain alive after mysterious circumstances kill any mammal with a Y chromosome, has been targeted for adaptation a few times in the past, but has never made the leap to the screen. In part, that’s because the comic series tells one long interlinked story about the young man Yorick and his Capuchin monkey, Ampersand, as Yorick seeks to reunite with his mother, a US Congresswoman.


There’s a lot more to the story than that, of course, and that leads to the other factor: the simple fact of the post-apocalyptic, country-spanning scope of the story. Cramming it into one film didn’t seem prudent, but planning a multi-film arc based on a property the public at large doesn’t know is something that always gives studios pause.
But now David Goyer, who is producing, says the film could shoot next year.
Speaking to Crave Online about his role in the on-screen DC Universe, David Goyer answered a couple questions about Y:
We’ve got a script that’s as close as it’s ever been, so knock on wood. 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.
That “single film, for now” approach may not be the one that fans really want, but it’s better than nothing. Frankly, it’s as good as you’re likely to get at this point. A full film series commitment was never likely, and the idea of Y going to TV just isn’t in the cards right now.


We’ll update when casting is announced.

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Anton Yelchin, that is all.

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Perfect choice.

Still should be on HBO or FXX though.

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No Yelchin. Please.

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I'm okay with yelchin

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Is Y: The Last Man Facing a Ticking Production Deadline?


Although Dan Trachtenberg was named director of a planned big screen adaptation last year, author Brian K. Vaughn today tells Comic Book Resources that the rights to Y: The Last Man could soon revert to himself and co-creator Pia Guerra if production on the feature doesn't begin soon.

"It's my understanding that the rights to 'Y: The Last Man' will revert back to co-creator Pia Guerra and me for the first time in a decade if the planned New Line adaptation doesn't start shooting in the next few months," Vaughn tells the outlet. "So I expect there will be some 'Y' news in 2014 either way."

An adaptation of Y has been targeted for development almost as far back as the property's 2002 comic book debut. The most recent iteration features a screenplay by Matthew Federman and Stephen Scaia.

Y tells the story of Yorick Brown, a young man who, along with his capuchin monkey, Ampersand, somehow survives a catastrophic event that kills off every living creature with a Y chromosome. Left in a world of only women, Yorick teams with a government operative, 355, to try and uncover the truth about the plague and why he and he alone made it through alive.

Although set against an enormously scaled post-apocalyptic backdrop, the 60-issue series primarily serves as an exploration of modern gender politics and is, at its heart, an intimate coming-of-age drama.

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I'm crossing my fingers for the rights to revert back to BKV. Do this thing serialized and on cable where it belongs.

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New Line Cinema obtained the film rights to Y: The Last Man in 2005, and since the film never went into production in this last decade, the rights have recently reverted back to Vaughan and series co-creator Pia Guerra. However, anyone who wants to move forward with a movie adaptation at this point would have to deal with a variety of complications, due in large part to money that New Line would be owed in that scenario. But seeing as Vaughan didn’t write the comic as a roadmap to a movie, in its current form Y is “exactly what I wanted it to be.” It might happen someday, but he would rather have no movie at all over one that does disservice to the original.

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Make a 5 season tv show instead I say.

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It's criminal this wasn't made at the peak of its popularity

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Make a 5 season tv show instead I say.
I agree, this is pretty much The Walking Dead with no Zombies, and virtually no men except for Yorick, heck why even stop at 5?

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The ‘Y: The Last Man’ Movie Is Dead Again; Dan Trachtenberg Talks About the Adaptation

Posted on Thursday, September 25th, 2014 by Germain Lussier


The Y The Last Man movie adaptation is officially dead, once again. Almost-director Dan Trachtenberg was asked about the project on Twitter and said the following: “Not happening. But it’s in trusted hands (the creators).” Most people figured as much, considering Tranchtenberg is currently prepping his Bad Robot film Valencia, but this was the first public confirmation of Y‘s current status.

We took the opportunity to ask Trachtenberg about the project and, to our surprise, he was kind enough to oblige. He explained that his Y: The Last Man was based on the first two trades in Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra‘s amazing series, with some characters deleted and action scenes expanded. He talked about what films he looked to for inspiration and which were referenced in the script. And then confirmed the rights reverted back to Vaughan sometime ago and that the project’s future is totally up in the air.

Read more about the fate of the Y The Last Man movie below.

Here’s what Trachtenberg told us about the Y The Last Man movie:

The rights reverted back to Brian quite a few months ago.

I had such a great time working on that project and am truly sad the things we were cooking up can no longer happen.

Like everyone else who’s a fan of the series I had always wished it either remain in its comic book form. Or, if it must be made, a TV series would be the only thing that would suffice.

However, the “big screen” and the “small screen” has changed drastically since Y came out and I think so much of the great TV in our current “golden age” has been directly or indirectly inspired by Y the Last Man. I started getting excited about bringing to the BIG screen what we’ve been getting in TV so readily now— great characters, RELATIONSHIPS, world building and genre re-combination.

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…

In the end, working with all the producers and the writers was a great experience. And getting to meet Brian, who has been such an inspiration to me over the years was incredible. He’s as great a person as he is a writer. And now Y the Last Man is back where it should be, with its creator.

I’m not sure Brian will ever want to do anything more with it and I’m not sure that he needs to. His latest comics SAGA and THE PRIVATE EYE are great and we should be reading them. His “never-been-made” screenplays are some of my favorite reads ever (Roundtable, specifically). I hope we can convince him to write us some more awesome original movies and TV— but I think comics is where his heart lies.

Alas…we will always have that thing we fell in love with— that’s not going anywhere…

The one thing Trachtenberg didn’t say specifically is why this movie didn’t happen. When asked, he wouldn’t say, but did suggest the normal reasons for something like this – script problems, budget issues, casting – were not the main culprits.

As a fellow fan of Y: The Last Man, I definitely echo Trachtenberg’s sentiments here. Even with all the luck and talent in the world, Y: The Last Man is simply a story that’s too big for the big screen. The creators having the rights back is for the best. Maybe they’ll figure something out in the future. Maybe the Preacher AMC adaptation will get some other networks excited about adapting the property for TV. For now though, despite some really valiant efforts, the Y The Last Man movie is once again dead.

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i think there's probably little chance that Shia is involved with this anymore...

edit: just saw that this is dead. shame, it could've been an interesting movie


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Stop trying to make this into a movie and get the series going on AMC or FX.

God does not want this to be a movie! Learn from the mistake they made with Watchmen.

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Stop trying to make this into a movie and get the series going on AMC or FX.

God does not want this to be a movie! Learn from the mistake they made with Watchmen.
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The good in that movie outweighs the bad.
Still would have been better served as a miniseries on HBO instead.

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A TV show definitely wouldn't be a bad idea.

Actually amazing that wasn't the original idea. Aside from budget concerns, comics generally lend themselves to TV show format.

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A TV show definitely wouldn't be a bad idea.

Actually amazing that wasn't the original idea. Aside from budget concerns, comics generally lend themselves to TV show format.
Get Matthew Weiner as showrunner since Mad Men is ending and he already has a relationship with AMC.

AMC is looking for something prestige worthy to take the place of Mad Men and Breaking Bad.

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Stop trying to make this into a movie and get the series going on AMC or FX.

God does not want this to be a movie! Learn from the mistake they made with Watchmen.


One of the best comic book movies of all time? yeah learn from that mistake

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