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10:06 am - 01/29/2013

Y: The Last Man Director Is Named


The film adaptation of Brian K. Vaughan’s popular graphic novel Y: The Last Man has been in development for a decade, and four months after Vulture learned that it had become a priority at New Line, we now hear that the project finally has a director.
It’s Dan Trachtenberg, a first-time feature director who made the short “No Escape,” a popular fan film of the video game, Portal.

Y follows the adventures of Yorick Brown, a young escape artist who discovers that he, along with his monkey, Ampersand, may be the only males left living after a plague knocks off almost everyone with a Y chromosome. In nabbing this project on the basis of a fan film, it seems that Trachtenberg beat out the director of an actual Y: The Last Man fan film made by Captain America visual effects supervisor, Christian Cardona. It’s a fan-film-tastic fracas!

Here is Trachtenberg’s “No Escape”:

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Who do you think should be cast in the film?
ladysherlock 29th-Jan-2013 04:18 pm (UTC)
Why do people hate the ending so much? I didn't mind it really.
theantipoet 29th-Jan-2013 04:23 pm (UTC)
*** obvious spoilers ***

killing off 365 just seemed so randomly and pointless, almost like a "fuck you" to the fans... and the closing as a whole just felt really rushed and tacked on, as if mid-story arc, the writer was just like "fuck it, I'm done" and hastily wrote up a closing.
mammary_glands 29th-Jan-2013 04:24 pm (UTC)
this slander. how dare you besmirch the good name of king brian k vaughan smh
ladysherlock 29th-Jan-2013 04:25 pm (UTC)
That's fair. I kind of assumed 355 was always going to die - you can't have a series that long without a major casualty. But it was really brutal how it came about.
mushroom18 30th-Jan-2013 02:57 am (UTC)
I actually liked how "random" it seemed, it made it even more heartbreaking for me, and for Yorick himself.
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