'Y: The Last Man' Movie Back in Motion

Posted by G-Man (34953 posts) - - Show Bio

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.

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#1 Posted by fullmetaladam (50 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#2 Edited by SavageDragon (2252 posts) - - Show Bio

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.

#3 Posted by The Stegman (24640 posts) - - Show Bio

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

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#4 Posted by danhimself (22578 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#5 Posted by NightFang (10078 posts) - - Show Bio

@The Stegman said:

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

Or HBO.

#6 Posted by jwalser3 (5074 posts) - - Show Bio

@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.

#7 Posted by zombietag (1494 posts) - - Show Bio

@The Stegman said:

It would make for a better TV show than movie imo. AMC, make it happen.
#8 Posted by MatKrenz (1234 posts) - - Show Bio

Let's see if this goes anywhere.

#9 Posted by Twentyfive (2845 posts) - - Show Bio

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

And anyone else, I guess.

#10 Posted by schmoozies (5 posts) - - Show Bio

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.

#11 Posted by ME24601 (118 posts) - - Show Bio

This would work so much better as an HBO series.

#12 Posted by danhimself (22578 posts) - - Show Bio

@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?

#13 Posted by jwalser3 (5074 posts) - - Show Bio

@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.

#14 Posted by danhimself (22578 posts) - - Show Bio

@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

#15 Posted by jwalser3 (5074 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#16 Posted by danhimself (22578 posts) - - Show Bio

@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

#17 Posted by Lovingdamnation (125 posts) - - Show Bio

Portal and Y, he's got good taste.

#18 Posted by Bluetorch (80 posts) - - Show Bio
#19 Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus (6885 posts) - - Show Bio

This should be great! Can't wait!

#20 Posted by Fantasgasmic (1071 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#21 Posted by tearaway (3 posts) - - Show Bio

never heard of this may just look in to this.

#22 Posted by knighthood (1693 posts) - - Show Bio

@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.

#23 Posted by dominicanjoker (6 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#24 Posted by DH69 (4258 posts) - - Show Bio

****...

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.

#25 Posted by nappystr8 (1114 posts) - - Show Bio

@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.

#26 Posted by inferiorego (25613 posts) - - Show Bio

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!!!!!!!!!!

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#27 Posted by KRYPTON (1891 posts) - - Show Bio

@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.

#28 Posted by inferiorego (25613 posts) - - Show Bio

@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.

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#29 Posted by Loki9876 (3051 posts) - - Show Bio

finally

#30 Posted by Loki9876 (3051 posts) - - Show Bio

@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

#31 Posted by KRYPTON (1891 posts) - - Show Bio

@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.

#32 Posted by Loki9876 (3051 posts) - - Show Bio

@KRYPTON : yeah true but atleast we got sometime

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#34 Edited by MadeinBangladesh (7021 posts) - - Show Bio

I Want a Damn TV Show on AMC!!!

They Can't make it in one movie.

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#36 Posted by bladewolf (769 posts) - - Show Bio

@The Stegman said:

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

This.

#37 Posted by herrweis (434 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#38 Posted by Green_Tea_Light (67 posts) - - Show Bio

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.

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