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'Y the Last Man' adaptation finds a director
The big screen adaptation of by Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra's cult comic book series "Y the Last Man" has been in the works for some time, but it may be one step closer to reality, as New Line has finally settled on a director.
The studio has inked a deal with commercials director Dan Trachtenberg, according to Deadline.
Trachtenberg gained notice after posting a self-made trailer for a nonexistent movie based on the videogame "Portal." It also got him the attention of Universal, where he's attached to "Crime of the Century."
The "Y the Last Man" script was penned by "Jericho" writers Matthew Federman and Stephen Scaia and is being produced by Benderspink and David Goyer ("The Dark Knight Rises"), along with Michael Disco and David Neustadter.
The comic takes place in the near-future when all of the males on the planet suddenly drop dead, except for poor Yorick and his faithful pet monkey, Ampersand.
Several other directors -- including D.J. Caruso ("Disturbia") and Louis Leterier ("The Incredible Hulk") -- were previously involved with the film.