September 26, 2014
Back in January of 2013, we learned that Dan Trachtenberg, one of the hosts of Totally Rad Show and director of the awesome short film Portal: No Escape, had taken over the long-gestating adaptation of the comic book Y: The Last Man. And while there were hints later that summer from producer David S. Goyer that the film might begin filming this year, instead we have much worse news. Trachtenberg recently spoke to SlashFilm and revealed that the project is dead again, and the rights to the comic have reverted back to creators Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra and there's no telling if a film will ever happen. Read on!
June 14, 2013
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!
January 9, 2013
Back in August of 2011, we featured an incredible short film called Portal: No Escape, a trailer for a movie that didn't really exist, inspired by the video game Portal. On its own, the project was more than impressive, and now director Dan Trachtenberg (who is one of the hosts of Totally Rad Show) is turning that success into a bigger career. Deadline has word that Trachtenberg has been hired to direct the long gestating adaptation of the graphic novel Y: The Last Man, which once had directors like D.J. Caruso and Louis Leterrier involved. Last fall we heard New Line Cinema was making the project a priority and here we go.
September 10, 2012
It often takes filmmakers years to get their projects made, but it's unusual for every single step of the development process to be widely reported and parsed over. But that's exactly what's happened over the past nine years (!) with an adaptation of Brian K. Vaughn's fantastic graphic novel Y: The Last Man. We've covered the project since D.J. Caruso was involved, through script troubles, potential star Shia LaBeouf dropping out, director Louis Leterrier's involvement, and finally some new writers being brought on earlier this year. Vulture reports the project is now considered a high priority at New Line. More below!
July 13, 2012
An adaptation of Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra's Y: The Last Man has been gestating for years now. Shia LaBeouf was once attached to the project and director D.J. Caruso was going to take a stab at the film, but it never came to fruition. Just recently TV producers-turned-writers Matthew Federman and Stephen Scaia were hired to do a new script for the adaptation, but who knows how that's going to turn out. In the meantime, how about we take a look at an impressive attempt by filmmaker Christian Cardona who decided to make a 23-minute fan film based on the comic book just because he loves it so much. Watch it!
March 14, 2012
Here we go again. Will this version make it to the big screen? For years we followed DJ Caruso's adaptation of the beloved comic series Y: The Last Man, which is in development at New Line (now part of WB), but unfortunately it fell apart a few years ago due to script problems. Now Heat Vision reports that its back on track, still at New Line, with a whole different set of writers and producers involved. I'm glad they're giving it another shot, but will these guys be able to do the comic justice (with a trilogy?) and satisfy the studio? TV producers-turned-writers Matthew Federman & Stephen Scaia are in final negotiations for a new take.
March 26, 2010
There's been talk of an adaptation of Brian K. Vaughn's praised graphic novel series Y: The Last Man for a long time now. The most recent attempt had Shia LaBeouf attached to star in an adaptation directed by D.J. Caruso (Eagle Eye, Disturbia), but that never came to fruition. Courtesy of an exclusive scoop from Latino Review, apparently Louis Leterrier, director of the upcoming remake of Clash of the Titans as well as The Incredible Hulk, is now interested in taking on the project. Of course, with all the false starts the project has had, this is pretty much tossing up another prayer that the comic finds someone to direct this adaptation.
June 9, 2009
When I reported the news yesterday that D.J. Caruso was attached to The Defenders, I realized that, yet again, there was no hope that we'd see a Y: The Last Man movie anytime soon. Now this news today just confirms my worst fears. Shia LaBeouf talked with Wizard magazine recently and was briefly asked about Y: The Last Man, which he has been attached to for a few years and has been previously adamant about supporting. "I'm not willing to make that movie currently, and may be too old to play the role by the time it does come around," LaBeouf said. The reason being is that it's too much like his Transformers character.
December 30, 2008
One comic book adaptation we're very anxious to see is Brian K. Vaughan's Y: The Last Man. It's been in development at New Line Cinema for a long time, with Eagle Eye and Disturbia director D.J. Caruso attached as director and Shia LaBeouf attached as its star. For as much as we've written about the project and even talked to Caruso himself about it, apparently it's still struggling. ComingSoon ran their interview Caruso yesterday but we didn't notice this until today. "I think it's one of those that the source material is fantastic stuff, it's great, but it's a tough one to lick into getting into a screenplay," Caruso said.
September 22, 2008
Over the weekend I had the chance to catch up with director D.J. Caruso in order to chat about his upcoming film Eagle Eye (that full interview will be up in the next few days). I wanted to make sure to get an update from him on Y: The Last Man, his passion project comic book film about a boy named Yorick who suddenly becomes the only male left alive on Earth. He's mentioned before that Warner Brothers wants to turn this into one of their big 2010 movies, since they're in need of some, but we've been waiting to hear more details, including what they might change in order to turn the comic book series into one (for now) all-encompassing movie. Caruso exclusively revealed to us what his "big change" in the plot will be.
July 22, 2008
As I've mentioned numerous times earlier today, I was out in Los Angeles visiting DreamWorks all day. One half of that visit was focused on the upcoming Eagle Eye, a thriller directed by D.J. Caruso and starring Shia LaBeouf. The footage looked fantastic and afterwards we got the chance to chat with Caruso. Of course we talked quite a bit about Eagle Eye, but considering it's Comic-Con week, comics were on our mind. The discussion eventually settled on Y: The Last Man, an adaptation that Caruso has been attached to for a while. The last we heard anything about it was in January, when Caurso updated USA Today with additional thoughts on an adaptation and his hope that it would be a trilogy more than anything. Now (via SlashFilm as well) we've got some updates from Caruso and it sounds like Warner Brothers is interested in hopefully getting this into production for release during the summer in 2010.
January 30, 2008
We've been following the adaptation of Brian K. Vaughan's comic book Y: The Last Man for quite a while. The latest developments on the project were that the Disturbia team consisting of actor Shia LaBeouf and director D.J. Caruso would be re-teaming again for Y: The Last Man, but the film had not been greenlit nor had either of them been officially confirmed. USA Today interviewed D.J. Caruso recently and got an update on the project, including the possibility that it might be a trilogy of films. If there would ever be the "right" way to adapt Y: The Last Man, it would definitely be into a trilogy.
July 24, 2007
Another bit of exciting comic book adaptation news today! The Y: The Last Man feature film finally has a director, Disturbia's D.J. Caruso, and is actually moving forward! We've been following this adaptation for quite some time, with an initial news post on the script back in March, and a rumor about Shia LaBeouf starring in the film as well. With New Line picking this up, it's great to see this finally moving forward.
April 27, 2007
I've mentioned Y: The Last Man quite a bit before in the news, given it really struck me as a comic book adaptation that would stand out as a movie. There's a bit of buzz going around, which originates from a scooper at JoBlo.com, that the young star Shia LaBeouf "expressed substantial interest in playing the lead role."