Hollywood has spent years trying to make a movie out of Brian K. Vaughn's celebrated comic book series Y: The Last Man. For a long time Disturbia director D.J. Caruso was hired to helm the film, but after he left in early 2011 the project found itself stuck in development hell. There was some forward progress last year, as it was reported that New Line Cinema was making the project a priority, but now it seems that it really has been resurrected.
Dan Trachtenberg, who is best known to internet audiences as the director of the short film Portal: No Escape (based on the hit video game), has been tapped by New Line to make his feature debut with an adaptation of Y: The Last Man. For those unfamiliar with the story, it begins when every living thing with a Y chromosome on Earth suddenly dies...with the exception of a young magician named Yorick and his pet Capuchin monkey, Ampersand. Following the events the world is thrown into complete chaos, and the lead character must not only try and figure out what happened to all of the other men, but also just try to survive.
For a taste of what Trachtenberg is capable of, check out his popular short below:
Vulture first broke the news of the directing deal, but has no other details about the project. In March 2012 the studio hired Matthew Federman and Stephen Scaia, writers of the upcoming Zorro reboot, to pen the script, though the new report doesn't mention if they will still be basing the project on their work.
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