New Line Cinema is pushing ahead with the big screen adaptation of the cult classic comic book series Y: The Last Man. According to Deadline, Dan Trachtenberg is set to direct the film, after generating his own buzz in a creative way in 2011 by creating an online trailer for a faux movie based on the videogame Portal. Matthew Federman (Human Target) and Stephen Scaia (Warehouse 13) have also been brought on board to write the script.
Y: The Last Man is a dystopian science fiction comic book series by Brian K. Vaughan (Lost) and Pia Guerra, published by Vertigo beginning in 2002. Here’s a synopsis:
A mysterious plague has killed every man on earth except Yorick Brown, who was somehow spared. The sole Y-chromosomed survivor is an amiable, headstrong young man, the son of a U.S. congresswoman and, as it happens, an amateur escape artist. He spends most of the story on the run from a tribe of self-styled Amazons bent on eliminating the last vestige of patriarchy. He is also trying, with a bioengineer who may be responsible for the worldwide “gendercide,” to figure out why he survived; hoping to reach his girlfriend in Australia; and, of course, contemplating the repopulation of the planet.
Y: The Last Man has a very interesting concept and its one that I’m sure female film fans will be looking out for with much anticipation.