By: Marv Castillo
Y: The Last Man was in development some time ago, and it was going to be directed by the fanfilmmaker Dan Trachtenberg, who made a Portal fanfilm. This is one of my favorite comic books, I would hate it to be turned into a movie. For the first time, I feel like a hater in something. I love this story so much, but it’s too long to be a movie. Is not the case of a video game adaptation where you can actually skip events for good, quick filmmaking (let’s see how The Last of Us turns out). I would like this to be a TV show for AMC, that’ll be good.
Devin Faraci, of Badass Digest, explains the story of the comic book better than I would do:
Y: The Last Man is the story of Yorick, the only male human left alive after a mysterious incident wipes out all the men. Traveling with his monkey Ampersand, spy Agent 355 and Dr. Alison Mann, Yorick traveled post-apocalyptic America in search of an answer to what happened and for his girlfriend.
The director – or once director – of the adaption said on Twitter today the following:
— Dan Trachtenberg (@DannyTRS) septiembre 25, 2014
So, that basically means that the rights revert to the creators, Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra. This could stay a comic book and that’s it. Or maybe, just maybe, this is going to be a series of movies or a TV show. Trachtenberg said to his friend at Slashfilm, that his film would focus on the first two trade of the material, which is a little bit weird choice because the third trade is really good, and would add so much to the experience. I don’t want to spoil anything for you, run a read the comic books.
Source: Dan Trachtenberg