We heard a while back that Dan Trachtenberg would be directing the film adaptation of the Vertigo comic series, Y: The Last Man. Since then, we’ve pretty much heard nothing about its progress. Nada. Zip. Zilch.
It’s understandable because there are a lot of logistics that need to be worked out with a story like this; many other people have considered adapting the post-apocalyptic story for the big screen but it just hasn’t been a thing. Until now. News has surfaced that Y: The Last Man may begin filming next year. Woah.
For those of you who aren’t familiar with the premise, Y: The Last Man explores a world after all mammals with Y chromosomes are destroyed and the journey of a guy named Yorick and his money, Ampersand… who happen to have Y chromosomes and are still alive. Go figure. It’s pretty awesome. Read it.
Anyway. Producer David Goyer spoke to Crave Online briefly about this project:
We’ve got a script that’s as close as it’s ever been, so knock on wood. That could go into production next year… The first movie is meant to function as a standalone, but hopefully continue. Hopefully there will be others.
Time to keep our eyes peeled to see who gets cast once the producers get around to that.
What do you guys think about it possibly being just one standalone film? There has been talk about it best being explored as multiple films or even as a TV series. Do you think they’ll be able to do it justice in what may be just one film? (Chances are it’ll be successful enough that the studio will want to make more for the simple fact of making more moolah. As long as they churn out half-decent goods, they will continue to be reinforced. So it’s likely we’ll see more.)