Goyer Hints the 'Y: The Last Man' Movie Could Be Filming Next Year
Well this is good news to cap off the week. Hidden in an interview with Man of Steel and The Dark Knight screenwriter David S. Goyer is a bit of an optimistic hint that we might be seeing the Y: The Last Man movie within the next few years. We last heard about it in January, when up-and-coming filmmaker Dan Trachtenberg got attached to direct after it had been developing for years with D.J. Caruso at the helm. In late 2012 we reported about New Line making the Y: The Last Man adaptation a high priority project, hiring new writers to work on the script. Now there's hope it may start shooting next year. I want this to happen!
You can't go back from that. Are you still producing Y: The Last Man?
I am. We've got a script that's as close as it's ever been, so knock on wood.
I'm knocking on wood right now.
Yeah, that could go into production next year.
Can that be condensed into one movie? Is that going to be your plan? It's got to be a journey…
The first movie is meant to function as a standalone, but hopefully continue. Hopefully there will be others.
That sounds like things are moving along. Our friends at SlashFilm even hint casting may be happening already, saying "we'll update when casting is announced." Whoa. So who do they have in mind? Y: The Last Man is a graphic novel series written by Brian K. Vaughn, published by Vertigo about a magician who is the only male survivor in a post-apocalyptic world where all the male species have died; only females remain. Yorick is the main character, searching for his girlfriend, accompanied by his monkey Ampersand. The story is worth spanning over a trilogy of movies, and they may be stuffing too much into one, but as Goyer says, "hopefully there will be others." They need to get this one film made and it needs to be a viable success first.
We'll definitely be keeping an eye on this. We've been following for so many years, I'm hoping it may finally come together soon as Goyer says. Stephen Scaia (Exam Day, Zorro) & Matthew Federman (Zorro) were the last writers working on the script. David Goyer is producing with J.C. Spink & Chris Bender of BenderSpink.