If you’ve ever read the outstanding graphic novel series Y: The Last Man (and if you haven’t you should) then you’ve been patiently awaiting a movie adaptation for a long, looooong time. Well, some new information has come to light that may impact the possible release of the flick.
For those of the uninformed, Y: The Last Man is a story that chronicles the tales of Yorick Brown, the only male alive on planet Earth after a devastating plague wipes out every other man…with the exception of one monkey. New Line Cinemas, who currently owns the rights to the Y: The Last Man movie, seemed as if they were full steam ahead with the project. New Line has even gone so far as to hire director Dan Trachtenberg and David Goyer (Man of Steel) to produce. Recently, however, Brian K Vaughan, co-creator of the beloved series, said that the rights that New Line had were about to lapse. Vaughan went on,
“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,”
If the rights go back into the hands of the creators, then some sort of news about this project is sure to come out this year. Whether the creators decide to go forward with something for the screen or the upcoming deadline gets New Line to force it’s hand this is sweet music to the ears of Y fans. I, for one, think that this series is much more suited for a long run television series…but what do I know? Either way, this has to be good news. I HAS to be!