‘Y: The Last Man’ Lands Director Dan Trachtenberg

New Line Cinema is behind this adaptation of Brian K. Vaughan’s comic book series about a world populated with millions of women and only one man.

Y: The Last Man lands director Dan Trachtenberg
Y: The Last Man lands director Dan Trachtenberg
New Line Cinema has brought on Dan Trachtenberg to direct the languishing Y: The Last Man adapation. We reported in September that the project had become a priority at the studio, after receiving a well-liked script from Matthew Federman and Stephen Scaia.

The story, based on Brian K. Vaughan's comic book series, follows Yorick Brown, a young man who, along with his pet monkey, somehow become the only two male mammals on Earth, after a bizarre, cataclysmic event wipes out every other male on the planet, both human and animal. Yorick teams with a government operative known only as 355, to try and get to the bottom of this world-changing event.

David S. Goyer, Chris Bender, and J.C. Spink are producing for New Line and Benderspink. The project has been in development for years, with filmmakers such as D.J. Caruso and Louis Leterrier previously attached to direct.

Dan Trachtenberg is best known for directing the short Portal: No Escape, based on the popular Portal video game. No production schedule was given for Y: The Last Man.

Y: The Last Man is in development .

Sources: Deadline

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Comments (7)

  1. skywise

    This is an awesome story. I cant believe they just handed it out to a very unproven director.

    @ejk1 when you do read it I would love to know your opinion about it.

    2 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  2. ejk1

    @narrator Eh, money.

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  3. the Narrator

    @ejk1 I second that super mega fail.

    @dan1 Thanks for the link earlier. It seems MW wasn't too far behind this time. I equally share your concern about the project. This definitely isn't the type of project you hand to a first time director, talented or otherwise. I really want this to work (I was rooting for a HBO or AMC series, but w/e), and maybe the guy will surprise me, but this isn't really encouraging news. :/

    On a brighter note, I'm glad you enjoyed the comics.

    2 years agoby @narratorFlag

  4. ejk1

    @dan1 Eh, money.

    2 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  5. Dan

    @ejk1 Super mega fail.

    2 years agoby @dan1Flag

  6. Dan


    The short this director did based on the Portal game.

    2 years agoby @dan1Flag

  7. ejk1

    Unbelievably, I have yet to read this. I will rectify that before the film comes out.

    2 years agoby @ejk1Flag

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