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You may have missed this last night on The Walking Dead, seeing as how you were probably being pulled off the ceiling after reacting to all the high drama, but a brand new 10 Cloverfield Lane trailer premiered during the commercial break. The sudden and surprising sequel and/or spin-off of the 2008 found footage hit Cloverfield will hit theaters in just a couple of weeks, and darned if still have any idea what it’s going to be about. This new trailer sends a bold message thematically though suggesting that there will be monsters outside, and inside, the bunker beneath the titular setting. (more…)

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Last year, news of a big screen adaptation of Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra‘s Y: The Last Man hit the internet and fans of the comic book series cheered in anticipation.  The dystopian tale of the last man alive (and his Capuchin, Ampersand) after an event wipes out all the male mammals on earth seemed ripe for the big screen treatment and while it would have been director Dan Trachtenberg’s first big screen movie, readers were confident that the movie could really be something very special.  The months ticked by without any word on the progress being made on the project and now, over a year later, it looks like fans can finally stop waiting.  According to Trachtenberg, the project is officially dead. (more…)

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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.)

Source: /Film, Crave Online

The comic book movie is dominated by big name franchises like The Avengers and The Dark Knight – even Man of Steel is netting a ton of attention and it isn’t even out yet – but one comic book adaptation has been on the rise since 2007. According to Deadline, commercial director Dan Trachtenberg has been called upon to direct the long awaited Y: The Last Man film adaptation for New Line Cinema.

When a mysterious plague strikes, it kills every male mammal on Earth.  It seems that the only exception is Yorick Brown, an amateur escape artist in New York, and his male Capuchin monkey, Ampersand. The only two known males left on the planet to survive, the pair, under the order of the new President of the United States and protection of Agent 355, must travel in search of a brilliant geneticist and cloning expert in search of answers. All the while they must survive the dangers of the new world and those that would use Yorick’s survival to their own means.

It sounds like an awesome tale – and it is, as evidenced with a five Eisner Awards for Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra.  Y: The Last Man is long overdue for the adaptation it deserves. I Am Number Four director D. J. Caruso was at one time attached to the script, but ultimately walked away from the project back in 2010 saying in an interview with MovieWeb:

“I didn’t think that you could take Yorick’s story and put it in to a two-hour movie and do it justice. That was sort of the difference. I think that New Line, working with Warner Bros. in their new relationship, just felt reluctant thinking that we can’t leave this thing open. If you are familiar with the comic book you know it’s just mind-boggling.”

This was based on Caruso’s hope to see the Vertigo series become a film trilogy and that could still happen with Matthew Federman and Stephen Scaia‘s new draft of the script.

As for Trachtenberg, the studio is pretty confident that he’s the right man for the job – if you’ve seen the Portal: No Escape short film, you’d agree as well. If you can turn a seven minute film into over eleven million views (at this point in time), you reserve the right to stick your foot in the doorway of Hollywood at least once.

Source: Geek Tyrant

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