The clock is ticking on New Line‘s long delayed plans to bring Brain K. Vaughn and Pia Guerra‘s Y: The Last Man to the silver screen. The project finally had a director announcement last year that placed Dan Trachenberg (The Totally Rad Show) firmly in the center seat, but will production begin before the rights reversion deadline kicks in? Vaughn recently talked with Comic Book Resources and had this to say:
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.
We’ve had on-again, off-again news about the Y: The Last Man movie for over ten years and we’re still no closer to seeing any real forward momentum. Even now, with a screenplay written by Matthew Federman and Stephen Scaia, a director named, and a closing time limit looming, we’ve yet to hear any casting, location, or other various news bits that usually leak out about a project like this.
The best thing that could happen is that the rights revert and the creators sell the rights to one of the various production companies that will bring Y: The Last Man to television. Let’s face it, the best stuff out there is on the small screen anyways.
What will happen? New Line will probably weigh the costs and already spent expenses and slap together a horrible attempt that will crush any future hopes of the comic series ever seeing the light of day on the big screen or anywhere else for that matter, and sit on the rights for another ten years.
Since we’ll probably see the rights return to the creators and the whole process start over, or we’ll see a shoddy attempt that ruins the franchise, we’ll leave you with this fantastic fan film by Kent King and Christian Cardona based on the comic book series.
Via: Coming Soon