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Is the adaptation of Y: The Last Man finally really moving forward?

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Speaking of adaptations of famed material that have been kicking around for a long bloody time, Brian K. Vaughn's Y: THE LAST MAN has fought any and all attempt at cinematic existence ever since people first started trying to adapt it in 2002.  Louis Leterrier (THE INCREDIBLE HULK, CLASH OF THE TITANS) was attached to direct at one point, as well as D.J. Caruso (EAGLE EYE, I AM NUMBER FOUR) with Shia LaBeouf set to star in "the story of a guy and his pet monkey — the only survivors of the apparent simultaneous death-by-plague of every male mammal on Earth."

But now, after a decade of kicking around in various stages of development, Y: THE LAST MAN may have received a shot in the arm from scribes Matthew Federman and Stephen Scaia ("Jericho").  The draft they were commissioned to write has, as a matter of fact, pleased New Line Cinema so much so that Y: THE LAST MAN is "now one of New Line's first priorities" and the studio has already started meeting with directors to talk about tackling the adaptation.

More as we hear it!

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P.S. If you missed it the first time 'round, check out the excellent fan-made adaptation that we ran for Cool Videos back in July right here!

Extra Tidbit: Who would you want to direct Y: THE LAST MAN? Even if you don't know the comic property, what's a director you think could do something interesting with this material and deserves the opportunity to do so?
Source: Vulture

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1:06PM on 09/18/2012
SUCH A BAD IDEA. Unless the movie is going to be made into a trilogy this movie should not be made.
SUCH A BAD IDEA. Unless the movie is going to be made into a trilogy this movie should not be made.
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11:10PM on 09/11/2012

A movie I wouldn't mind changing the source material

It would be fine as a two hour movie. I remember that by volume 4 of the trade I was sick of the wheel-spinning. There was little to no plot/story advancement for the rest of the books, cock-full of red herrings and false leads to the mystery. The final volume was convoluted and ambiguous; with the ambiguity more of "we'll leave it open because we don't know how to explain ourselves" under the guise of "let the audience interpret for themselves".
It would be fine as a two hour movie. I remember that by volume 4 of the trade I was sick of the wheel-spinning. There was little to no plot/story advancement for the rest of the books, cock-full of red herrings and false leads to the mystery. The final volume was convoluted and ambiguous; with the ambiguity more of "we'll leave it open because we don't know how to explain ourselves" under the guise of "let the audience interpret for themselves".
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2:43PM on 09/11/2012
Agreed with zaika. This will not work as 1 movie. The story spans, if memory serves, 5 years. So unless they manage condense that into a much shorter period this should really be a mini-series or a tv-show.

Matt Damon is way too old to play Yorick though. On a personal side-note I didn't really like the convoluted ending and hope they re-write it into something more satisfying.
Agreed with zaika. This will not work as 1 movie. The story spans, if memory serves, 5 years. So unless they manage condense that into a much shorter period this should really be a mini-series or a tv-show.

Matt Damon is way too old to play Yorick though. On a personal side-note I didn't really like the convoluted ending and hope they re-write it into something more satisfying.
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8:39AM on 09/11/2012

AMC needs to do this.

First of all, this needs to be a mini series. So TV is the best choice in my opinion.
Second, I always pictured Matt Damon as the main character when I read the graphic novel. They would need to cast Jesse Plemons to satisfy me
First of all, this needs to be a mini series. So TV is the best choice in my opinion.
Second, I always pictured Matt Damon as the main character when I read the graphic novel. They would need to cast Jesse Plemons to satisfy me
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