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Y: The Last Man movie finds new life and new director

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New Line Cinema is taking another crack at a film adaptation of the popular DC Vertigo graphic novel Y: The Last Man, selecting for the director's chair one Dan Trachtenberg, a veteran of many commercials and several short films, most notably the Portal-inspired fan film "No Escape". If the film actually gets made this time, Trachtenberg will be making his feature film debut.

The post-apocalyptic comic series from writer Brian K. Vaughn and artist Pia Guerra ran for 60 stunning issues, chronicling the adventures of Yorick Brown, the last known human with a Y chromosome (aside from his pet monkey) after a catastrophic and unexplained purge of Earth's male populace.

The project has been in development almost since the comic's 2002 debut. A film adaptation was previously in development under director DJ Caruso (Eagle Eye, I Am Number Four), with Shia LaBeouf in the role of Yorick, but the project unraveled back in 2011 over creative differences between Caruso and the studio, who were reluctant to commit to the trilogy that Caruso had envisioned.

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