Is it possible we could be spared a Y the Last Man movie? According to co-creator Brian K Vaughan, New Line could be facing a ticking clock with their rights to the magnificent comic book series about a world where every man but one has died. He tells Comic Book Resources:
"It's my understanding that the rights to 'Y: The Last Man' will revert back to co-creator Pia Guerra and me for the first time in a decade if the planned New Line adaptation doesn't start shooting in the next few months... So I expect there will be some 'Y' news in 2014 either way."
Of course Dan Trachtenberg, who directed a Portal fanfilm (groan), got the gig of making a movie version of one of the best longform stories in comic book history. There's been no word on what is happening with the project right now, but if Vaughn's right - and why wouldn't he be? - either New Line is going to have to shit or get off Yorick's pot.
I hope they get off the pot. I don't want this movie. Not everything has to be adapted, and Y is completely a longform story. Making one movie of this material is a waste, but committing to a trilogy or more would be absolutely foolish. I hate being one of those 'Put it on HBO!' guys, but put it on HBO. Or just, you know, let it be what it is, which is absolutely great as a comic book.