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'Y: The Last Man' Movie Back in Motion

New Line is moving forward once again in adapting the comic into a movie.

For too long we've been hearing rumblings about a movie based on Y: THE LAST MAN. A new development has been announced. It's not a lot but it appears that New Line Cinema is pushing to make this happen once again.

According to Deadline, Dan Trachtenberg has been brought on to direct the movie. He has previously made some short films including Portal: No Escape based on the video game.

No other information has been announced. We'll have to wait to see what direction they decide to take the sixty-issue series. Chances are they'll shoot for a trilogy of movies.

38 Comments
Posted by fullmetaladam

"Y" the long wait? (See what I did there?)

Edited by SavageDragon

As a fan who counts Y: The Last Man as one of my favorite series off all time in any medium...this both excites and scares me.

Posted by The Stegman

It would make for a better TV show than movie imo. AMC, make it happen.

Posted by danhimself

hopefully they don't consider Shia LeDouche to play Yorick this time

Posted by NightFang

@The Stegman said:

It would make for a better TV show than movie imo. AMC, make it happen.

Or HBO.

Posted by jwalser3

@NightFang said:

@The Stegman said:

It would make for a better TV show than movie imo. AMC, make it happen.

Or HBO.

HBO would be better then AMC.

Posted by zombietag

@The Stegman said:

It would make for a better TV show than movie imo. AMC, make it happen.
Posted by MatKrenz

Let's see if this goes anywhere.

Posted by Twentyfive

Loved the book, and that fact can make or break the movie for me...

And anyone else, I guess.

Posted by schmoozies

Sadly the story will be so disjointed if they try and fit it into a film as you know the Studio won't bank on it as a series so they'll want to fit it into a single film. AMC or HBO would be so much better as they could set it up as multi season arcs and do the whole story justice.

Posted by ME24601

This would work so much better as an HBO series.

Posted by danhimself

@jwalser3 said:

@NightFang said:

@The Stegman said:

It would make for a better TV show than movie imo. AMC, make it happen.

Or HBO.

HBO would be better then AMC.

Why?

Posted by jwalser3

@danhimself:While AMC is good. HBO is better IMO. Like take a look at Band of Brothers or The Pacific. Great effects, acting, story telling. And look how awesome Game of Thrones is.

Posted by danhimself

@jwalser3 said:

@danhimself:While AMC is good. HBO is better IMO. Like take a look at Band of Brothers or The Pacific. Great effects, acting, story telling. And look how awesome Game of Thrones is.

that all depends on the creative team and the actors though

Posted by jwalser3

@danhimself:I'm sure HBO knows how to pick them.

Posted by danhimself

@jwalser3: I don't disagree with you but I do think that as long as the creative team and actors are solid then the show could be on AMC or HBO and still have the same quality....the only thing that HBO offers over AMC is that they allow more graphic material but that's not really an issue with Y: The Last Man

Posted by Lovingdamnation

Portal and Y, he's got good taste.

Posted by Bluetorch
Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

This should be great! Can't wait!

Posted by Fantasgasmic

Gotta be more than one movie. I'm thinking about 4 movies would cover all the high points.

Posted by tearaway

never heard of this may just look in to this.

Posted by knighthood

@danhimself said:

@jwalser3: I don't disagree with you but I do think that as long as the creative team and actors are solid then the show could be on AMC or HBO and still have the same quality....the only thing that HBO offers over AMC is that they allow more graphic material but that's not really an issue with Y: The Last Man

I think a TV series would be better as well. I'm leaning towards AMC since more people have access to that channel than HBO.

Posted by dominicanjoker

Good for Dan he is a good Director, I'm going to miss The Totally Rad Show though.

Posted by DH69

****...

sorry but i really wanted this to pop up as an HBO series, this is one of my favorite graphic novels and i really want it to get flushed out not get a rushed storyline movie that lets be honest is probably gonna pg-13 all the important parts.

Posted by nappystr8

@The Stegman said:

It would make for a better TV show than movie imo. AMC, make it happen.

Absolutely agree. The series is paced like a TV show, and there is just too much ground to cover in an hour and a half of a movie. But I'll stay optimistic, since the source material is so strong.

Posted by inferiorego

Cue Mat "Fanboy" Elfring:

NO! THIS CAN'T BE A MOVIE! YOU CAN'T PACK 60 ISSUES INTO A 2 OR 3 HOUR FILM! THIS NEEDS TO BE A TELEVISION SERIES ON AMC/HBO

AHAHDSHUDUIFHSDJVKLNSVNSV!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1!!!!!!!!!!

Staff
Posted by KRYPTON

@inferiorego said:

Cue Mat "Fanboy" Elfring:

NO! THIS CAN'T BE A MOVIE! YOU CAN'T PACK 60 ISSUES INTO A 2 OR 3 HOUR FILM! THIS NEEDS TO BE A TELEVISION SERIES ON AMC/HBO

AHAHDSHUDUIFHSDJVKLNSVNSV!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1!!!!!!!!!!

Genius.

Posted by inferiorego

@KRYPTON said:

@inferiorego said:

Cue Mat "Fanboy" Elfring:

NO! THIS CAN'T BE A MOVIE! YOU CAN'T PACK 60 ISSUES INTO A 2 OR 3 HOUR FILM! THIS NEEDS TO BE A TELEVISION SERIES ON AMC/HBO

AHAHDSHUDUIFHSDJVKLNSVNSV!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1!!!!!!!!!!

Genius.

I just wanted to remind you all that even the Staff can be loud and angry about things they love.

Staff
Posted by Loki9876

finally

Posted by Loki9876

@inferiorego said:

@KRYPTON said:

@inferiorego said:

Cue Mat "Fanboy" Elfring:

NO! THIS CAN'T BE A MOVIE! YOU CAN'T PACK 60 ISSUES INTO A 2 OR 3 HOUR FILM! THIS NEEDS TO BE A TELEVISION SERIES ON AMC/HBO

AHAHDSHUDUIFHSDJVKLNSVNSV!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1!!!!!!!!!!

Genius.

I just wanted to remind you all that even the Staff can be loud and angry about things they love.

they can make like three movies

Posted by KRYPTON

@inferiorego said:

@KRYPTON said:

@inferiorego said:

Cue Mat "Fanboy" Elfring:

NO! THIS CAN'T BE A MOVIE! YOU CAN'T PACK 60 ISSUES INTO A 2 OR 3 HOUR FILM! THIS NEEDS TO BE A TELEVISION SERIES ON AMC/HBO

AHAHDSHUDUIFHSDJVKLNSVNSV!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1!!!!!!!!!!

Genius.

I just wanted to remind you all that even the Staff can be loud and angry about things they love.

lol

@Loki9876:

It'd be better if it was a TV series.

Posted by Loki9876

@KRYPTON : yeah true but atleast we got sometime

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Edited by MadeinBangladesh

I Want a Damn TV Show on AMC!!!

They Can't make it in one movie.

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Posted by bladewolf

@The Stegman said:

It would make for a better TV show than movie imo. AMC, make it happen.

This.

Posted by herrweis

why new line cimema?doesnt warner bros own vertigo/dc?

Posted by Green_Tea_Light

I'm going through the trades this weekend for the first time (tasty deluxe hardcovers).I'm about two-thirds through and I must agree, the story works off the sort of tension and cliff-hangers which a TV show could generate, not a film :(

Either way - I think non-comic readers need to be pointed towards the non-superhero comics more, so this film isn't a bad thing.